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Reincarnation bank

Postby Nibbida » Tue May 19, 2009 1:46 am

I wish I were making this up:

http://www.reincarnationbank.com/index.html

Who says wealth is impermanent? You can just leave it for the next life. But of course, there is no self that transfers from life to life, so I think they've got a loophole.
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Re: Reincarnation bank

Postby Jechbi » Tue May 19, 2009 5:38 am

Interesting case for a discussion about contract law. Who would enforce this contract?

Asset Transfers:

Temporary ownership by 2i Limited of deeds, bonds and other tangible assets such as precious metals, jewellery, fine art, vehicles, real estate and other assets must be transferred in their entirety to:


"Temporary." Yeah, right.

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Re: Reincarnation bank

Postby Individual » Tue May 19, 2009 6:10 am

An obvious scam not worth promoting through discussion.
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Re: Reincarnation bank

Postby MMK23 » Tue May 19, 2009 6:11 am

Individual wrote:An obvious scam not worth promoting through discussion.


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Re: Reincarnation bank

Postby Ben » Tue May 19, 2009 10:11 am

Hi Jechbi

Jechbi wrote:Interesting case for a discussion about contract law. Who would enforce this contract?

Asset Transfers:

Temporary ownership by 2i Limited of deeds, bonds and other tangible assets such as precious metals, jewellery, fine art, vehicles, real estate and other assets must be transferred in their entirety to:


"Temporary." Yeah, right.

:quote:


You're probably unaware of the political discussion in Australia surrounding the creation of an economic stimulus package that will cause the economy to go into deficit. Our treasurer, Wayne Swan, made a speech a few weeks ago when announcing the budget and suggested the deficit would be 'temporary', predicted to last six years. The opposition party, jumped on Swan's desciption of six years as 'temporary'. It was as ridiculous as it was irrelevant.

On the Reincarnation Bank, of course its an elaborate scam. Leaving one's worldly assets to one's children, relatives or charitable institutions is probably one of a few genuinely meritorious actions a person can do before they die.
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Re: Reincarnation bank

Postby Jechbi » Tue May 19, 2009 1:45 pm

Ben wrote:You're probably unaware of the political discussion in Australia surrounding the creation of an economic stimulus package that will cause the economy to go into deficit. Our treasurer, Wayne Swan, made a speech a few weeks ago when announcing the budget and suggested the deficit would be 'temporary', predicted to last six years. The opposition party, jumped on Swan's desciption of six years as 'temporary'. It was as ridiculous as it was irrelevant.

Thanks, Ben. Just seems to me the reincarnation bank probably would end up keeping all the assets "permanently," meaning "permanently" in the relative sense of "for as long as possible." Of course everything is temporary.
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