So in the Star Trek universe where money doesn't exist, how does one acquire, say, a collectible item like the badge that Wyatt Earp wore, or a rare tea set once owned by Andrew Carnegie?
You have a holodeck malfunction and Wyatt Earp, the hole-in-the-wall gang and some 19th century Robber Barons take over the Enterprise. Then in a plot twist you acquire Wyatt Earp's badge and Carnegie's tea set.
Don't be inside the bubble when it burst.
That's the best advice of all. Make sure that whatever you're working on, it's continued existence does not dependent its short-term market valuation. Imho, most of the losers in the 2000- bust were businesses that needed to maintain high valuations in order to have access to capital to for day-to-day operations. In short, needed to constantly borrow money to cover operating expenses.
Having experienced both systems, I would say that the academics were comparable. I think the choice of where to study depends on whom you want to meet and what kind of career you would like having afterwards. The U.S. is closer to a lot of the innovation in computer science, so if striking it rich at the next big thing in Silicon Valley is your ambition, you could probably get better contacts at an American University. Germany has a more traditional industrial economy, a lot like the U.S. was before about 1970. Germany designs, develops and makes a lot of their own stuff. Studying in Germany helped me gain a lot of invaluable contacts in the German "Mittelstand" or mid-sized industry. Germany is one of the few places that still combine product development and manufacturing under one roof and there are a lot of advantages to the 'old-school' way of doing business. It might not be as sleek as "designed in California, made in China" but it's the best way to ensure consistant quality, especially in more complex, safety-critical industries.
I did that too on a 10" TEAC 4 channel. Probably needs new belts by now
You could pack about three hours of music on a 10 1/2 reel. It was great for partys, etc. Throw on a tape and forget it. I've been thinking about getting a reel-to-reel player to mess with. They're pretty cheap now days. But would probably go with a two- channel player that can play 10 1/2" reels and has auto-reverse. Direct drive would be nice to have for the reason you mention. The pre-recorded music catalog for this format is pretty weak. Time to think about taking my old, dusty mp-3s out of storage and making some new tapes from them.
So if they are valued as a multibillion dollar company then they have money to purchase lawyers as if they are a multibillion dollar company....
So if they are valued as a multibillion dollar company, they could have a line of credit as if they were a multi-billion dollar company. Agree 100% with the rest of your post.
Uber is a multibillion dollar company now....
No, Uber has been 'valued' as a multi-billion dollar company by the venture capitalists who are backing them. It has nothing to do with Uber's actual economic activity or the net-worth of their assets and cash. When venture capitalists put a value anything, it really means that is their asking price for that "investment". It has nothing to do with true economic value. I personally am willing to go out on a limb and would value Uber somewhere between my kid brother's lemonade stand (proven profitability) and a decomissioned Russian aircraft carrier (proven scrap value). Exactly where in that range Uber falls, I cannot say. But then again, I'm not a venture capitalist.
And there's no one there to raise them if you did
And all this science I don't understand
It's just my job 5 days a week
Rocket man! Rocket man!
If the US gets its way with TPP then corporations can sue governments for anything that negatively impacts their profits. So Italy could not regulate taxis because Uber would sue them as causing unfair trade....
Please mod AC up! The problem as I see it with TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership which is a free trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union is that it attempts to grant corporations an innate right to profitability and the ability to sue any government that passes laws that might restrict that profitability.