Monthly Archives: December 2015

Still crazy after all these years

Yeah! Crazy I very well might be, or at least I will admit to looking like it -to conventional thinkers. Fighting the tape has not been the best therapy to preserve my sanity, and that is what I’ve been doing for a long time. Constant procrastination by our economic and monetary authorities has, more frequently than not, driven me mad. It upsets me deeply to observe how, time and again, we avoid the decisions that are desperately needed to reroute us to a viable and peaceful future. Looking back, I still can’t believe what we have done to ourselves as a species.

Crazy or not, decidedly, I stand for the species assuming full responsibility for our leaders’ mischief. We have the leaders we deserve. It is, unquestionably, a depressing reality. To make things worse, it is hard not to be reminded daily, of the dismal quality of our dominant macho-alpha representatives. All the way from Hollande, Zapatero, Corbyn, or Putin to prospects like Le Pen or Donald and Hillary, across the Atlantic, you can recreate the same story. Honest and wise people never progress. Only populist procrastinators, dumb, ruthless, or radical politicians get to lead the pack. And that has been going on for a long time now. Think as far back as Jimmy Carter. Democracy is a disaster when the mob’s educational level is not above the minimum requirements for a wise vote. Take a hard look at our elected macho-alphas. Recently John Mauldin wrote an article considering the chance that we have reached the apex of stupidity as investors. That goes for voters as well. If we are not there, we are indeed close enough. Continue reading