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The buildings

In this era of recession - I wrote that nine months ago, and it is still true! - it is important that we all be good consumers and keep the economy moving. The macro-economic knowledge base of Supplement 2 showed what happens when we fail. So, bearing this in mind, the buildings all concern buying and selling, as you may have guessed from their names.

There are three kinds of building: wholesalers, retailers, and fuel-stations. Each retailer sells one (and one only) of five types of good to the public: coal, diamonds, glasses (tableware, not eyewear), peaches, and televisions. The retailers buy their stocks from traders, who in turn buy from wholesalers. By buying cheap at a wholesaler and selling dear to a retailer, a smart trader can make a hefty profit. Wholesalers, retailers, and fuel-stations are described by the facts below:


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Jocelyn Paine
Tue Jun 4 17:58:48 BST 1996