The Foster Portfolio (Sep, 1951)
In the early 90’s Showtime had a short-lived show called Kurt Vonnegut’s Monkey House, actually hosted by Vonnegut that showed productions of his short stories.
The Foster Portfolio
My business is handling other people’s money, and I have a great respect for money.
But how could I help a man like Herbert Foster, who had such an odd feeling about it?
By KURT VONNEGUT, Jr.
I’M a salesman of good advice for rich people. I’m a contact man for an investment counseling firm. It’s a living, but not a whale of a one —or at least not now, when I’m just starting out. To qualify for the job, I hud to buy a Homburg, a navy-blue overcoat, a double-breasted banker’s-gray suit, black shoes, a regimental-stripe tie, half a dozen white shirts, half a dozen pairs of black socks and gray gloves.
Shilling to Earn All World’s Gold (Feb, 1932)
This reminded me of (what I thought) was an episode of Duck Tales where Scrooge McDuck decides to make a ton
Shilling to Earn All World’s Gold
WHEN Dr. Leopold Bauer, noted Vienna architect, recently deposited a shilling in the Bank of England, to be compounded quarterly and paid to his descendants in 1500 years, we wonder if he realized that he was attempting to corner the world’s wealth.
Your Credit at a Glance (Mar, 1922)
Looking at an operation like this you can really understand why people were so afraid of computers stealing everyone’s job. Most of those women could be replaced by one computer and a few terminals.
Your Credit at a Glance
Do you know just what happens when you “charge” a purchase in a large department store? You see the sales clerk write your name and address, with the amount of the purchase, on a charge slip, then pack the slip into a cylindrical box and start it on its way through a pneumatic tube to some unknown destination. A minute later the slip returns by the same route, approved or otherwise, to the sales clerk.