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A Parable

Ernie and Bert are fishing. “I’ll bet you a dollar,” says Ernie, “that if you give me two dollars I’ll give you three dollars.”

Bert agrees and gives Ernie two dollars. Ernie says, “I lose,” returns one dollar and pockets the other.

Ernie goes on to found a successful software company and Bert dies a bitter alcoholic.