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Rob Bennett recently wrote a Google Knol entitled “The Bull Market Caused the Economic Crisis.” He is the author of the book "Passion Saving," and the publisher of PassionSaving.com.
In his song “Brownsville Girl,” Bob Dylan observes that “even the swap meets around here are getting pretty corrupt.” That line came to mind for me when I saw the Daily Caller article entitled “True stories of bloggers who secretly feed on partisan cash.” How discouraging!
I am a conservative. I don’t support President Obama’s economic policies.
I’m a troll.
We knew that the Internet was going to bring transparency. Now we are seeing concrete examples of what that means in the flesh-and-blood world.
We are losing the ability to think deep thoughts. So says an article posted today at the Atlantic web site. The author explains:
The Boston Globe reports today that facts don’t matter in political debates. Studies show that, once people form an opinion, they go to great lengths to avoid having to revise it. If anything, objective showings that they are wrong cause people to dig in and develop a stronger belief in the idea they initially got wrong. “The general idea is that it’s absolutely threatening to admit you’re wrong,” says a researcher.
Somebody’s been murdered.
People think of investing as a private matter. The goal is to finance your personal retirement. You make your choices and you live with the results. It’s not the place of the larger community to protect you from making bad decisions or to encourage you to make good ones. When you invest, you are on your own.