The discussion of the creation of money and debt puts me in mind of the creation of virtual particle/antiparticle pairs in the vacuum. I wonder how many other Quantum Physics concepts can be applied to money.
Cash is not continuous but exists in discreet levels. The smallest quantum of money is called the Plank Penny.
Like energy and matter, money can be converted into things and vice versa. However during the conversion some money is always lost to a form of entropy called VAT.
It is not possible to be absolutely sure of both where your money is and how much it is worth. Finding out how much your money is really worth involves spending it which destroys the money. This is called the Uncertainty Principle.
Large accumulations of money distort the economic space around them producing an effect comparable to gravity. This is called the Million Pound Note effect.
Large accumulations of debt (anti-money) also have the effect of attracting more debt. Eventually the debt can collapse under its own weight forming a black hole. The space near a black hole is characterised by strong economic distortions such as hyperinflation and large amounts of spin.
The three laws of thermodynamics, apply equally to economics:
1. you can't win
2. you can't break even
3. you can't get out of the game.
And the final reason why economics is like quantum physics? If you think you understand it, then you don't really understand it at all.
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