I'm having trouble finding a suitable forum for this post. It does have pertinent analysis ( "you can't eat gold" ) , but it should also go under humor or something.

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part 1
Economics of Ice & Fire I: House Tyrell Is Richer Than House Lannister
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/...lannister.html
part 2
Economics of Ice & Fire II: The Lannisters' Subprime Lending
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/..._chunky_bottom