Cow Redux

Issue 6 and Volume 106.

As a follow-up to the February 2002 efun item titled “Enron and the Two Cows,” Power Engineering reader Geoff Aitchison offers this Canadian addendum.


You have 100 cows that your government provided to you through your tax dollars.

Your government takes 65 of those cows and sells them to farmers in the U.S.

The government promises the buyers that you will still look after them, but they can have the profits to promote “competition.”

When the cows get too old to milk anymore, the government promises the buyers to look after their disposal.

All the buyers have to do is promise they won’t “milk the system.”

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