“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
China Market Crash. What does it mean?
Probably not much. It looks to be a time to pick up a favorite stock or two on a buying opportunity.
To put China in perspective, the Chinese stock market capitalization was about US$800 billion. For comparison The United States has a total stock market capitalization of $20 Trillion. The US market cap grows on average 8% a year. That implies $130 Trillion by 2030.
Posted by Deuce ☂ at 2/27/2007 06:47:00 PM
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Thankfully, it doesn't mean much to me. All my life I have tried to make myself immune to outside influences.ReplyDelete
That is in the short term. In the long term, I see now I am, and my family, hooked into it, for better or worse.
What does the old farmer do?
Stay away from carrots!
Yet another blow is delivered to Boomers, proving once more that no one is getting out of here alive:
Antioxidants don't help you live longer
Paper profits, paper losses.ReplyDelete
Buy and hold or day trader, stratergy makes a lot of difference to success.
Value buyer or Technician?
Compounded 8% growth, doubles in nine years '16=$40, '25=80, yeah, by 2030 120 - 130 Trillion.
Just buyin' Index Funds
Straight line projections are often notoriously flawed, especially over 23 years.
No wonder beachfront in Costa Rica can be expensive as San Diego, used to be.
D-amn you Allen I am good at carrots. You would not have believed the tomatoes here last year.ReplyDelete
You just go speak for yourself.
Allen said, Antioxidants don't help you live longerReplyDelete
But coming to terms with the fact that you shall not live forever may let you live longer, through bypassing stress.
The perfect lede can breath life into even a ho-hum story:ReplyDelete
Take Bill’s penis off the table, demands Hillary
Laughed when I saw this -
Israeli Arab group proposes new 'multi-cultural' constitution
By Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondent
A proposed constitution written by the Israeli Arab advocacy center, Adalah, states that Arab Knesset members will be able to bring about the disqualification of bills that impinge on the rights of Arabs, and classifies the State of Israel as a "bilingual and multicultural" country rather than a Jewish state.
The proposal, entitled "The Democratic Constitution," also calls for majority and minority groups to split control of the government in such a way that will strengthen the Arab minority on issues relating to the character of the state.
Adalah's version of the constitution essentially abolishes the Jewish elements of Israel, but allows the Jewish majority to maintain its character through educational and cultural institutions. The proposal invalidates the Law of Return, which grants automatic citizenship to people with at least one Jewish grandparent, and states that citizenship will be granted to those who come to Israel for humanitarian reasons, regardless of their religion.
...would Palestinians and the citizens of neighboring countries be eligible for citizenship or movement across the border? What characteristics do these individuals possess?
- Fri Feb 23, 06:53:00 PM EST
I have one brother. He does that kind of stuff. Too dang scary for me. I am the stay at home guy.ReplyDelete
Take a close look at that RED POINTY SPIRE he seems to be headed for, you will agree with me, discretion is the better part of valor.
I really wonder what the stats were today on suicides and heart attacks? First it was the real estate bubble and that has flattened so they got people to trust wall street. Followers never can win.ReplyDelete