Funny StuffMichael Panznerupdated Jan 29, 2012TweetAt GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity on our content & provide transparent & unbiased information. Companies don't pay us to include their products although we receive a compensation when you successfully apply to products from our partners. See how we make money here.At GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity. Amid all the acronyms and jargon, propagandizing and lying, and delusional groupthink, it can difficult for most people (including me) to get a handle on events across the pond . However, one blogger has managed to clarify matters in hilarious fashion. In "The Laws of Economics for the Drinker and Banks," reszatonline brings us the definitive guide to what went wrong in Europe.Helga is the proprietor of a bar.She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar. To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later. Helga keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers’ loans). Word gets around about Helga’s “drink now, pay later” marketing strategy and, as a result, increasing numbers of customers flood into Helga’s bar.Soon she has the largest sales volume for any bar in town.By providing her customers freedom from immediate payment demands, Helga gets no resistance when, at regular intervals, she substantially increases her prices for wine and beer, the most consumed beverages. Consequently, Helga’s gross sales volume increases massively. A young and dynamic vice-president at the local bank recognizes that these customer debts constitute valuable future assets and increases Helga’s borrowing limit. He sees no reason for any undue concern, sincehe has the debts of the unemployed alcoholics as collateral!!!Of course, you know how it ends (if not, click here to read the rest).(Via Capitalogix with a hat tip to Andy.) P.S. I try not to be too political at Financial Armageddon -- mainly because I believe both sides have done an equally good job wrecking the American Dream -- but this cartoon (again, via Capitalogix) was just too funny to pass up:Editorial Disclosure: Any personal views and opinions expressed by the author in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of GET.com. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any of the companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author's alone, not those of the companies mentioned, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.