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Once of my friends, who was and still is a shopaholic once came up to me to ask
"Tim... if you can find ONE logical reason for the government to get men to subsidize our shopping, I will give you a big kiss".
I was APPALLED !!!
I replied with a disgusted face!
"BETRAY MY BROTHERHOOD JUST FOR A BIG KISS? YOU MUST BE KIDDING ME!!! NEVAAHHH!!!"
Then she said
"Okay how about a blowjob?"
"ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!"
Yes... unfortunately she was... :(
Anyway while sitting on my throne one day, I thought of an economically logical reason why the government should have men subsidize women's shopping. Mind you this was when I was still studying economics in the UK and did lousy shit like this for my coursework.So naturally I thought of an economic reason for this.
I am however going to try very very hard to keep this as simple in layman terms as possible.
Now in economics, we have what they call an external cost and external benefit. An external cost is basically if someone else but you does something that eventually costs you something whether in monetary terms or in health.
For example say you and a friend go clubbing at Velvet one night. Your friend next to you starts smoking and you breath in his smoke.
That is an external cost to you because it's not something that you're doing, but you are paying the price for it because it might eventually add up to give you lung cancer and you have to pay for it in future whether with your life or with all the medical bills you have to pay for lung cancer treatment.
Now an external benefit is the opposite of that.
Lets say by some miracle, cigarette smoke is actually GOOD for health, boosts your immune system and cures cancer. Then him smoking it gives you a benefit that you didn't actually pay for.
Now if the government wants to achieve an 'efficient economy', it will have to tax cigarettes so that your friend smokes less, and use that taxed money to help pay for your medical bills.
Or if cigarettes are good for health then the government should take your taxes and subsidize cigarettes so that your friend will smoke more and you will live a longer life.
Okay so everyone has got me so far right?
Now how does this help us answer why men should subsidize womens' shopping?
Ask your girlfriend why she shops so much and spends so much on clothes, make-up, shoes, etc etc and chances are she'll tell you
"I want to look good for you".So technically that's an external benefit because looking good for you is a benefit but you are NOT paying for any of it.
In an efficient economy, you should technically be subsidizing your girlfriend's shopping so that she will shop more and look better for you so that your eyes will have a nicer girlfriend to look at and you'll be more proud of her when you bring her out with your friends.
There you have it!
So my fellow brothers... for the sake of a more efficient economy, go to your girlfriends today and say
"Darling... lets go shopping. For every RM1 you spend shopping today, I will put in an extra RM1 for your continued shopping".
Yeah... for the sake of the efficient economy everyone.