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Chump

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« on: 08-12-2001 21:54 »

Am I the only one who has noticed that inflation ceased to exist? Or perhaps it peaked. Prices in 1900 to 2000 have changed astronomically, but from 2000 to 3000 nothing at all! Eg. gum costs 40 cents, etc.
Thoughts?   confused

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lilmurray37

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« Reply #1 on: 08-12-2001 22:07 »

Maybe they decided to freeze the prices so it wouldn't go up even more.
Slavon

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« Reply #2 on: 08-12-2001 22:17 »

Yes, and the dollar still remains. What's the currency in the other planets??
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #3 on: 08-13-2001 07:19 »

The price of gas dropped a lot though, you can see that when Leela is pumping gas in Parasites Lost.  A gallon must be about a nickle.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #4 on: 08-13-2001 10:52 »

I've always wondered about inflation in the future. Once it gets to the point where a can of soda is like a billion dollars, everyone just has to stop and get ahold of themselves and say "this is ridiculous...let's just give ourselves huge pay cuts and lower everything back down to a penny". This probably happened in Futurama in the 2700's or so, giving prices plenty of time to inflate to the point of being comparable to our current prices.
Chump

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« Reply #5 on: 08-13-2001 12:02 »

I agree fishy joe. And taco, they don't pump oil so prices wouldn't be bad. the use alternitive remember A-Bending in the Wind?
Kryten

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« Reply #6 on: 08-13-2001 12:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
I agree fishy joe. And taco, they don't pump oil so prices wouldn't be bad. the use alternitive remember A-Bending in the Wind?

Yep. They probably have whale farms...

Drippy_taco

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« Reply #7 on: 08-13-2001 13:03 »

I haven't seen Bending in the Wind yet, damn.
Ginster

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« Reply #8 on: 08-13-2001 14:38 »

Just think about the amount of money on Fry's account in Fishful of Dollars. So inflation probably takes place but in what kind of creepy way?
Chump

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« Reply #9 on: 08-13-2001 14:45 »

Thats right... that brings us back to fishy's peaked inflation therory...
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #10 on: 08-13-2001 18:52 »

Haha, just saw Bendin in the Wind, hilarious.  Mobil Dick Whale Oil.
Rachel_D

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« Reply #11 on: 08-27-2001 17:38 »

Maybe they had an economic crash and are recovering from it.  I stopped and thought about it once.
Kryten

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« Reply #12 on: 08-27-2001 18:19 »

Repeat to yourself, "it's just a show, I should really just relax."

Slavon

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« Reply #13 on: 08-28-2001 20:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Repeat to yourself, "it's just a show, I should really just relax."


Kryten, if we all think that, this forum wouldn't exist!!

Put some imagination in your mind!!  smile
Kryten

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« Reply #14 on: 08-28-2001 20:52 »

Ummm... wizard?  big grin

Slavon

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« Reply #15 on: 08-28-2001 21:08 »

Great!

Why won't we change the title of this forum to: "THE WIZARD'S LAIR"??  big grin
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #16 on: 08-28-2001 22:46 »

"Repeat to yourself 'It's just a show, I should really just relax!'" is meant to mean if it's a flaw, something forgotten, something you dislike then you shouldn't argue over small things and take it for the show that it is.  It does NOT mean take all your enthusiasm for the show and dump it down the torlet.  As I believe this forum was not intended for mistakes and slipups, but weird intended scenes in the show.
So don't ever backtalk that piece of lyric ever again.

You are welcome for this piece of knowledge I have just dropped upon you.

I had jello today.
Radijs

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« Reply #17 on: 08-29-2001 03:53 »

Well inflation is coped with very simply.
Simple bring out a new version of the dollar.
new bills & coins and replace the old valueless dollar.
The same thing was done with the german mark after WW1
MagicToaster

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« Reply #18 on: 09-01-2001 09:41 »

Well I don't think they would've had inflation for a thousand years, cause the world was nearly demolished twice.  So when the cities were rebuilt they had to start with such low prices since there wasn't enough currency being made.

ahem "you should repeat to yourself it's just a show, I should really just re-lax!  On Mysteryyyy Science Theaterrrr three thousssanddd!"       *Bows and takes applause*
Just Chris

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« Reply #19 on: 09-02-2001 02:04 »

When Fry collected his huge payoff, notice the interest rate was the same the last thousand years. Besides, all that antiquated money must me tons worth more than its original. It's like Jay Leno said once: "Since there are traces of crack in most of the bills in LA, a single note theoretically has the street value of ten."

I heard Germany had printed enough notes in the war to have a total value of 4 QUADRILLION marks. Is this true? I read it in a history book.
budlite

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« Reply #20 on: 09-02-2001 10:20 »

I think it is - there was a time when you'd have to take a wheelbarrow full of notes (i.e, literally a million marks) to get a loaf of bread  smile
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #21 on: 09-03-2001 05:52 »

hehe, that was also the time where you had to calculate the time it takes you to go to the bakery and wait in line into the price  tongue
people changed to a new currency back then:
"cigarettes"
Langly
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« Reply #22 on: 09-06-2001 19:51 »

Simple, if you get rid of 50% of cirulation curreny all reminging is worth 2x as much.

All USD, is worth a certain amount of gold in fort knox.

Now in futurama gold may be much more abunadnt and it could be something else currecny represent or they may have made lass currecy to increase the value of the dollar. ie. get rid of all paper money but 5 100 dollar bills and suddelny they are worth tons. bucase the are each an = amout of the nation wealth, so less money overall individual dollars are worth more.
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