Economics lesson…

Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for $100.

The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day he drove up and said, “Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse died.”

Chuck replied, “Well, then just give me my money back.”

The farmer said, “Can’t do that. I already went and spent the money.”

Chuck said, “Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse.”

The farmer asked, “What are ya gonna do with it?”

Chuck said, “I’m going to raffle him off.”

The farmer said, “You can’t raffle off a dead horse!”

Chuck said, “Sure I can, watch me. I just won’t tell anyone he’s dead.”

A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, “What happened with that dead horse?”

Chuck said, “I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars each and made a profit of $998.00”

The farmer said, “Didn’t anyone complain?”

Chuck said, “Only the guy who won. So I gave his two dollars back.”

Chuck grew up and works now for the government.