DailyDirt: Bank Error In Your Favor....

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You might think that with all the supercomputer capabilities available that banks wouldn't make somewhat simple errors with huge dollar amounts. You would be wrong. Human errors can be greatly magnified by automated systems, and these errors seem to happen almost regularly. What would you do if you found more than a few extra bucks in your bank account? Here are just a few recent examples of some pretty big monetary mistakes. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: accidents, atm, banks, error, mistakes, money, quadrillionaire
Companies: bank of america, paypal

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    out_of_the_blue, 29 Jul 2013 @ 5:20pm

    One fairly innocent dolt, two thieves.

    The first one just doesn't understand what money is: Ayn Rand nails it as only valid in so far as represents goods already produced, because the only thing that gives value to money -- even gold -- is human labor. Pieces of printed paper are not money, nor are bits in computer memory, not even if either are called "stock certificates" or some other term: those are not money, just ideas which The Rich use to control the poor. I'd give him a pass for just a quip, but wanting to buy the Phillies (or any sports team) as his idea of what to do with money reveals him as an all too typical dolt. It's an everyday horror that people aspire to nothing higher than to watch millionaires play meaningless contests -- and that they're millionaires for entertaining fools is obscene.

    The other two are just plain thieves: when a bank -- even a big greedy one -- makes a mistake in your favor, it's criminal to keep the money. Throw 'em in jail.

    Now, the only draw to this piece is sleazy appeal to those who desire the unearned; they'll go into a reverie of what they'd do with "free" money. That desire for the unearned is one point where Ayn Rand agrees with the Bible, which says: "The love of money is the root of all evil."

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