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Applying Keynesian ideas to my personal life in order to ensure a steady game intake

Björn Hansson
Sweden
Bromma
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So I'm in the middle of a divorce.

I have no home right now, been living with friends for about a month. I have no savings whatsoever, but in order to take care of my kids I had to buy an apartment. Now the bank owns not only my ass, but most of my soul as well.

I can only work part time since I have an eight month daughter to take care of. I have older children as well.

Oh, and I'll lose my job at the end of august.

But hey! At least the weather is nice.

So now I'm stuck here with an apartment that I can't afford and with unemployment looming at the horizon. Enter: Keynes.

I think it was John Maynard Keynes who invented the idea of public spending as a countermeasure to a financial recession. (An idea that I personally subsribe to by the way).

Of course Keynes was talking about the public sector and macro economics, but I thought I'd apply it to my own life:

My economy looks bleak - better buy some boardgames!

I think ol' John would have liked that.

Since I wasn't sure if Keynesian economics worked as well with euros as with abstracts I made sure to buy games from a lot of different genres. This whole circus started back in April and since then I've managed to lay my hands on the following titles:

Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations
Rise of Empires
At the Gates of Loyang
Retsami
Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – The Hunt for Gollum

and Pandemic (as a gift for the people who are housing me)

Well, has it affected my economy. I don't know. I don't feel that it has gotten any worse. Is there some cosmic force that fills the financial gaps in my wallet?

Or it could just be the fact that I have yet to pay my first mortgage on the new apartment.

All I know is: I have a lot of new games and I'm having a lot of fun with them.

Well that's the end of my first blog post. In the next one I think I'll discuss dungeoncrawlers. Hope to see ya'll then!
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