The Shadow Price

I’ve been doing some tutoring for a finance student recently and I came across a new concept in Financial Science known as a “Shadow Price”.  It’s basically a way of working out whether the cost of improving something is worth it, based on how much additional profit you make from making the improvement. The Shadow Price is the most you should possibly pay to make the improvement. Mundane concept, wonderfully dramatic jargon. But it made me think that it should be the title of a bad pseudo-science fiction paperback. So I fired up photoshop and made this:

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