[Circus promoter P. T Barnum donated much money to charities, but there were limits to his generosity. He included this joke in an 1880 book.]
The poor spendthrift vagabond says to a rich man:
“I have discovered there is enough money in the world for all of us, if it was equally divided; this must be done, and we shall all be happy together.”
“But,” was the response, “if everybody was like you, it would be spent in two months, and what would you do then?”
“Oh! divide again; keep dividing, of course!”
P.T. Barnum

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