Friday, 31 January 2014

Inflation Report From The "Afterworld"

nb: this article is for those who believe in the afterlife ...

Recent reports reaching me from the afterworld suggest that, our ancestors are experiencing some extremely rapid hikes in the percentage increases in the prices of goods and services. Some of the most famous of this phenomenon recorded on earth was the hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic between June 1921-January 1924 and quite recently, in Zimbabwe. That which happened in Germany (Weimar Republic) was mainly caused by borrowing to fund their participation in World War I, while that of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe between 1999-2009 was mainly attributed to a sharp drop in food production. The report i got from the afterworld suggests something similar, if not worse.

The first question I asked the afterworld newshound was "is there a common currency in the afterworld or there exist a Forex Bureau?" He looked at me and the obvious hee-haw was for close to 65 seconds. He paused and said "you must be crazy!" ... then the hee-haw continued. I was confused, to be frank. This afterworld newshound was making fun of me. But the whole idea of a persistent rise in the percentage increase in the prices of goods and services in the afterworld baffles me. What are these goods and services there? Are there central banks there too? No, I seriously need some answers ... do general business activities go down there?
Woman burning ghost money in front
of her house 
after having offered food to her ancestors

Heard of people being buried with cash and other precious minerals just to make sure they'll have some money on them wherever they go? Mike Tyson exhumed his mother just to rebury her in an expensive coffin, to give her a much better resting place. The Chinese also have a tradition where they send what is known as ghost money to their ancestors in the afterworld. Your guess is as good as mine ... there is nothing like marginal propensity to save in the afterlife (it's the afterlife, no need to plan for the future, right?), only consumption! I don't know, this may not make any sense at all, but at least, you will admit that I've tried. With mobile money reportedly being the fastest and convienient way of sending money these days, don't be surprised if ... (let me keep my mouth shut!)


  1. Smh. Look at the places your imagination is taking you.

  2. lol ... there is one place it took me sometime back .. maybe i'll put that down too


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