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    Does it seem odd to anyone else that beef is say a dollar a pound but gold is say two dollars a pound? Isn't a pound a pound?
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    Not really, depends what pound you talk about: mercantile, tower, London, US or some other country.

    More or less the same if the question was whether a dollar is a dollar.
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    A pound as in a unit for measuring weight
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    So you think that it's strange that two different items that are the same unit of weight should be the same price? That's stupid. Price is determined by the cost to make/find/create the product and what people will pay for it, not by weight. By your idea, gold would cost the same as dirt because hey.. they both weight the same.

    As an example... If gold cost $900 a pound to find, and dirt cost $0.50 a pound to find, could you justify selling them both for the same price per pound? Gold mines would shut down (overheads to high) and dirt farmers would all be billionaires (almost no limit of raw resources).
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    Well I was just thinking if, perse, you made the universe half out of beef and half out of gold, per weight, wouldn't you end up with the same physical occurences (forces of gravity crushing beef into iron then exploding into uranium/etc.) and end up with a universe made of iron, dirt, etc.? Just a thought.
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    Originally Posted by fireminded
    Well I was just thinking if, perse, you made the universe half out of beef and half out of gold, per weight, wouldn't you end up with the same physical occurences
    Yes, but that's not the case is it? That's why there's variances. If everything was equal, then yes, prices should be equal, but they aren't so they're not.
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    Ok so me and my stepbro (working on his doctorate at UCLA) started talking about this. If a mass is say the size of 2/3 the universe (per mass) it wins over something say the size of the rest of the universe (per mass).
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    Originally Posted by fireminded
    Ok so me and my stepbro (working on his doctorate at UCLA) started talking about this. If a mass is say the size of 2/3 the universe (per mass) it wins over something say the size of the rest of the universe (per mass).
    Economics is not physics. The approach you take to solve a physics problem is different than an economics problem. Remember, everything is relative.

    If you want to get more deep into it, I recommend you and your brother study some philosophy of science.

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