Originally Posted by vonrichter
POST EPILOGUE BRANCH B:
A communist revolution arises. It succeeds. A dictator arises to power. Now Gilligan, The Volcano God, and Howell and the renters take it in the arse from the "great father" and if they dare to complain, they are taken away by the secret police in the night and assigned to slave work in the gulag.
OR... Post-Epilogue Branch C:
Warren Buffett buys the whole shebang, restores the balance of power to a free-market-driven business model wherein everyone gets to earn what they're worth, according to what they contribute, & rent at market-competitive coco-prices (or choose not to, if they want, since there are now also other options), and makes a portion of the success of the empire available to you in the form of Berkshire-Cocoway Class "A" shares that sell for 80,000 fish heads each, or Class "B" shares that sell for roughly a tenth of that.