[C] The Money of Soul and Possibility Control 02: An Allegory of US Monetary Policy
Not that I’m saying that current US monetary policy looks like it’s been written by a scriptwriter desperately trying to keep up a
press release once a week, of course. But as of episode 2, [C] and Obama’s Economic Plan show some interesting similarities.
To be precise: both incorporate an intricately constructed four-step stratagem.
Step 1: Print boatloads of new banknotes
‘Rev up the printing presses, load the ink cartridges – we’re gonna get this bailout train a-movin’.
Step 2: HAY LOOK AT THE PRETTY GURLOmg, it’s a pretty girl! Look at her sing and dance!
Will she be able to beat the other
Assets competitors and emerge as the new American Idol?
Step 3: ???“The fundamentals of our economy are still strong!”
Step 4: PROFIT!Okay, so I’m exaggerating a teensy bit here. But holy crap is that massive troll logic.
Economics 101. Printing money is
We start carrying hundred dollar bills, they raise prices to the thousands. We start carrying thousand dollar bills, they raise prices to the millions. We start carrying million dollar bills, and suddenly you realize your money’s worth less than the paper it’s printed on. Then the shit really hits the fan.
And here I was expecting Madoka-levels of intellectual writing.
Of course, I’m not saying that America’s economy is going the way of Zimbabwe’s, but I am saying that if [C] doesn’t step up its game, this is going to get ugly.
As it is, [C] is just managing to keep me from dozing off with two things:1) Moderately interesting battle sequences. 2) The lovely Mashu Who happens to be voiced by Tomatsu Haruka Demonstrating the fascinating art Of aerobic recuperation Against an epileptic alternate-dimensional background.
That was pretty much the only things I paid attention to in the episode whenever I wasn’t fuming about the screenwriter’s blatant ignorance of the basics of economics.
Oh and there was some real world drama too.-repeats scene at least once per episode accompanied by increasingly dramatic orchestral ensemble- Damn man, I certainly hope [C] gets better from here, because I promised to cover this and I didn’t expect that this could potentially be one of the greatest regrets of my anime blogging life. The horns!…