An "exploding" coin-box uses cuteness to remind you of the futility of saving


#1

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#2

Or maybe it more accurately represents the steadfastness of our current banking system?


#3

Equifax-box?


#4

Wait - there are people out there able to save?


#5

I know, right? bizarre. Don’t they know that the murder rate in the US is 10%(or something?) or that most people develop cancer or something before retirement?

Or get hit by cars? Or elect trump?


#6

Are you kidding? The whole effort to get rid of cash is so, when the time comes, central bankers can force you to bail-in you savings to prop up private banks. The better analogy would be to put in a coin but then have that MF bite off your whole hand.

Excuse me, I need to go tend my barrels of cash in the New Mexico desert.


#7

Exactly how imminent do you think it is? I’d like to know how much time I have left to blow my savings.


#8

Betting on the collapse of capitalism is a fool’s errand. Nowhere better does the adage “the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay liquid” apply.


#9

This will be me new signature quote.


#10

This would be more realistic if your coin was flung into the pocket of a nearby bankster, who then mocked you until you cried.


#11

“In the long run we are all dead.” - John Maynard Keynes


#12

Last time I saw something like this, it was a bank shaped like a little house – and dropping a coin in caused the house to fall to pieces, revealing a figure sitting on a toilet.

This has the definite benefit of staying all in one piece. (It took me a minute to realize that the symbols on the interior were supposed to be the creature’s guts.)


#13

And a better analogy I have not seen.


#14

We need a less cynical box, one that shows the joy of compound interest.


#15

Maybe so but it’s equally foolish to think it’ll last forever. In that spirit, I give it sixty years. I’ll bet everything I own!


#16

Sorry, but why cash? Cash is just paper. Ultimately, any nation state can print as much of it as it wants to, despite them having institutions to make this a bit harder.


#17

“I’ll never get out of this world alive” - Hank Williams


#18

If savings was what the banking-brokerage-real estate bubble machine wanted, savings interest rates would not have been at 0.2 percent since 2009.


#19

For that, any box will do.
Provided, of course, you can somehow get other people to put their money in your box.


#20

He was right… but if he hadn’t sped up the process, we might have had another handful of good songs.
Maybe even one about overcoming your inner demons.