Overview

The year is 1964 and gold bullion is illegal to own. Private citizens are required to sell it to the government for a fixed price. Early one foggy November morning a small shop opens for business in the fashionable shopping district of downtown San Francisco. Showcased in their window is the one thing they sell. A small, nondescript can with simple lettering. Etched clearly on the plate glass window was ... Instant Gold. Could alchemy be real? Three mysterious inventors open shop after shop and everyone wants ...
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Instant Gold

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Overview

The year is 1964 and gold bullion is illegal to own. Private citizens are required to sell it to the government for a fixed price. Early one foggy November morning a small shop opens for business in the fashionable shopping district of downtown San Francisco. Showcased in their window is the one thing they sell. A small, nondescript can with simple lettering. Etched clearly on the plate glass window was ... Instant Gold. Could alchemy be real? Three mysterious inventors open shop after shop and everyone wants something. Big business and the mob want a piece of the action. The government wants to control them, and the public just want their 8 ounces of fine gray powder to turn into solid gold. <I>Instant Gold</I> is a modern day fairy tale that satirizes human greed and lays bare the whole paradox of free enterprise capitalism.
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Tom Boardman, Jr.
This is the hilarious story of how a chemical discovery upset the whole financial balance of the world. The first hint was in the discreet name of the shop: Instant Gold. The salesman claimed that if you added sea water to the powder in the can you would get gold. The can cost $500--the gold was worth $560. As the story develops, the reader gets more and more fun out of the situation, for how many of us do not get a laugh out of bureaucracy confused? But the best jokes of all are saved for the e
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594262999
  • Publisher: Mundania Press LLC
  • Publication date: 10/31/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 312 KB

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