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Subject:  Re: Credit Bubble Date:  2/5/2013  1:58 PM
Author:  jerryab Number:  415119 of 542717

"... So Esau swore an oath, thereby selling all his rights as the firstborn to his brother, Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew. Esau ate the meal, then got up and left. He showed contempt for his rights as the firstborn."

LOL !!!

It is a simple contract--and it benefits everyone. There is no context to discuss how "fair" such a deal might be to both sides....

In order to have a family, one must first survive. Esau would not survive without food and water. He gave up something that did not (yet) exist--but was hopeful he would have in the future. More importantly, his family line would continue independently if he had more children--who would not be encumbered.
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