Einstein Discovers That Time is Actually Money
present worth of future sums
determined as the cash current flows.
a mortgage paid, keeps you warm.
one earns what one is obliged.
zero coupon bearing products
swamp the maturity rates.
yields are fixed: iteratively, recursively.
the lucky ones
winner of unaccountable lottery:
stress free with investments
and procurements out of
dispersed present valued sums
when all one seeks is linearity,
it curves with assumptions,
varying external information.
periodic payments in a
periodically increased or decreased
who is it that assigns or encumbers
a language structure
for the elite to understand
flee from the workers world.
the bounty of the retiree
a series of payments
for the present value
of life’s past work.
I wrote this for the Sunday Scribblings challenge called present. I chose to write about an economic/business concept called present value. Why? Because first of all, no one else would, so that’s cool to me. Secondly, because I write all these science poems, but today, business and economic concepts use complex math, like finite element equations, to take account all the variable. So, instead of writing a poem about science, math or engineering, I thought I’d spread a bit.
The picture of the scales is from:
I got the Gary Larson cartoon from:
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