It occurs to me that those who are satisfied with life often covet material objects a lot less than people like me. Well, shiny things are nice as I’m sure everyone would agree, but they’re just not necessary in the same way for people. In Pirate’s case, I guess she’s getting tired of tripping over gemstones and gold nuggets. How I envy her.
And now, economics with Pirate! This idea is rather novel for Pirate — she definitely stole it from another more popular comic strip. Still, she’s got the basics of economy down: why do something if you can pay someone else to do it for you?
Apples are worth their weight in gold. That doesn’t mean you should trade based off of that principle, though. Stick-people know Pirate well; she could care less about shiny rocks, but she loves apples. Well, if she thinks it’s a fair trade then everything’s okay I guess.
Gold is worthless. It’s heavy, not as strong as iron, and it doesn’t glitter as much as people think. That’s Pirate’s perspective at least. She’s got a refreshingly straightforward point of view.
They say the road to hell…Pirate means well, but this is the one moment where she can really ruin the economy. Well, our countries don’t use the gold standard anymore, so we’re mostly safe. In the stick-people’s world though, Pirate’s a walking economic apocalypse.
How much is a fish worth in fruit? That’s the kind of quality thinking that I spend my days on. So here’s food for thought: if someone offers you a fish, how many apples is it worth?
How much is something worth? The price is entirely dependent on the person, and the situation. In this case, I think the stick-people had better give up now. For Pirate, apples are worth more than their weight in gold.
Pirate, tell me what is most important in life? Unlimited wealth? Power? Fame? Or is it toilet paper? I guess it depends on supply and demand.
It’s another picture about economic theory! …Yay? Anyways, have you ever considered how much an apple is worth relative to size? For an adult, it’s a snack. For Pirate it’s a meal. For Rabbit, it’s food for a day. For stick-people, it’s food for 50. And they all want that apple.
It’s a real thing! Look it up!