A friend sorting an elderly aunt's possessions found a neatly labelled box, full of 'pieces of string now too short to be of use'.
Other stranded assets are worth listing: lard; confessionals; castles; canals; brown coal; South Crofty; 2 years' old computers; local democracy; trades unions; nation states; Paul Wolfowitz; the IMF; the United Nations; Limbo.
An initial list of over valued assets includes: London houses; sterling; the dollar; central bank independence; Gordon Brown; papal infallibility; chastity; Paradise.
It should be noted that Hell holds its value.
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