Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith for June 25, 2015
Mom! I want money to buy tokens to get tickets to trade for a fun size chocolate bar. With the money you spend on tokens, I could buy you 10 pounds of chocolate. Yes, but you wouldn't directly buy me any chocolate. However, you will give me money to buy tokens to win tickets to purchase chocolate. From my perspective it still a net gain. You're the one being economically irrational. You're right. That's so smart. Here's money for being so smart. Soon... She sits quietly for six hours? What'd you give her? 3 ounces of chocolate. Not-exactly-a-slot-machine-o-rama!