[ExI] Sex, Science & Profits

Tom Nowell nebathenemi at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Dec 19 21:59:14 UTC 2010

Darren wrote:
"42-year-old economaniac seeking long-term investment with like-minded
individual. Into capitalingus, inflatio and quiet evenings by soft-glowing
plasma screen monitoring StockMarketWatch.com. Not interested in having baby stocks, though do enjoy the occasional junk bond.  Monogamy considered, but open to diversification experiences too. Come on: take a chance. Last one in the portfolio is a ponzy!"

Actually, inflatio probably is a sex act in France. Their politicians keep making Freudian slips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sec9Gkf_tXk and related videos, where Rachida Dati says "Fellation" instead of "Inflation", I believe her quote translates roughly as "Savers are looking for returns in an environment where fellation is practically zero"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udErQWACcaY where a minister talks about "genital prints" rather than "fingerprints"

You see, their well-educated politicians make gaffes every big as J Danforth Quayle and George Walker Bush do in the English language.

Regarding sexual attraction to money, where Kealey touches on evolutionary psychology, he points out that status is a vital part of human motivation and sexuality. Status is equivalent to sexual attractiveness to people belonging to the same group. Money works very well as a proxy for status, acting as a method of keeping score for people participating in a market economy. (Kealey does also mention things like the concubines of egyptian pharaohs and the like, in a section sure to please Spike.) So, sexual attraction to money is no more perverse than finding dyed hair; or the airbrushed models on the cover of a beauty magazine; or internet Z-list celebrity attractive.



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