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Humanity is a Ponzi scheme. Newborn babies are simply new entrants who go through life slaving away, paying taxes so the oldest entrants OAPS can collect their pensions and then, well... die.

It's all a PONZI.

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Nice idea but, to treat it inappropriately seriously, not quite true.

A ponzi scheme requires an ever growing number of entrants, or ever increasing investment from new entrants.

Humanity, or pensions, only require a 1 to 1 repacement of old by new.

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Yes.... but if your not in the ponzi scheme you loose out. Pensions/Money all require more and more money to pay for an increasing population, when the population stops growing the system will break...

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Nice idea but, to treat it inappropriately seriously, not quite true.

A ponzi scheme requires an ever growing number of entrants, or ever increasing investment from new entrants.

Sounds like capitalism.

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Humanity is a Ponzi scheme. Newborn babies are simply new entrants who go through life slaving away, paying taxes so the oldest entrants OAPS can collect their pensions and then, well... die.

It's all a PONZI.

It's only this way because the early entrants want to have something and not pay for it.

The concept that being born before someone else entitles you to a portion or their achievements.

The problem is, people don't realise they are doing it, they only look at their own position and do not consider the impact their actions/demands have on others.

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i'm not aware of any ponzi schemes in this country. All ponzi schemes rely on people paying\recieving money from a central source - this is what distinguishes them from a pyrimid scheme. housing may be a pyrimid scheme, but its not a ponzi scheme

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Yes.... but if your not in the ponzi scheme you loose out. Pensions/Money all require more and more money to pay for an increasing population, when the population stops growing the system will break...

Not necessarily

Increasing production efficiency means more work can be done with less labour

Pensions are workable if there isn't a great big real estate ponzi scheme stuffing up the economy.

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i'm not aware of any ponzi schemes in this country. All ponzi schemes rely on people paying\recieving money from a central source - this is what distinguishes them from a pyrimid scheme. housing may be a pyrimid scheme, but its not a ponzi scheme

The fiat monetary system is a ponzi scheme, the biggest one of them all.

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i'm not aware of any ponzi schemes in this country. All ponzi schemes rely on people paying\recieving money from a central source - this is what distinguishes them from a pyrimid scheme. housing may be a pyrimid scheme, but its not a ponzi scheme

You are correct

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Nice idea but, to treat it inappropriately seriously, not quite true.

A ponzi scheme requires an ever growing number of entrants, or ever increasing investment from new entrants.

Humanity, or pensions, only require a 1 to 1 repacement of old by new.

Ah, but since the dawn of time, we have generally had more than a 1:1 rate.

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