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Pizza from Scratch presents Dismal Science Swamp 'toon 182

16 February, 2009

Dr. Lux Luther has nearly all his money tied up in mortgage financing. Nephew Peter has an idea.

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Dr. Luther has bought up all the bad mortgages, with the money he got from countries that paid him not to sell weapons to their enemies. It's tied up so much of his money that he's just getting by.

The book his nephew, Peter, is holding is critical of the way the developed world hasn't made the street-level benefits of home-and-small-business capital available to the third world.