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9 Charts to Meditate On

9 Charts to Meditate On

As headlines flickered across a Bloomberg news feed this morning, I was struck by the plethora of slanted views. If it was anymore slanted it'd be vertical. A mishmash of sound bytes sans fact. I was reminded of days spent imbibing on University economics. It's no wonder university students drink so much…

Looking around for poorly thought out economic analysis we're spoiled for choice.

Journalists opining when they themselves typically have no skin in the game which they're opining on.

Professors postulating theories which bear resemblance to the real world in the same way an iPhone bears a resemble to a hippopotamus.

Theories treated as “pearls of wisdom” which these professors haven't the balls to test in the real world themselves, but have no qualms depositing, like pigeon droppings, on unsuspecting gullible college kids looking to the gods for wisdom.

Money hacks selling their book, and TV anchors grinning for the cameras and interrupting in the event anything reasonably intelligent is divulged by their guests.

Pass the rum already! Is it any wonder the masses keep getting burned?

What Solution Then, Chris?

I don't know. I'm a humble guy navigating the same environment you are. Perhaps you can help? Left to me, I figure we ought to shut down many of these establishments, torch them possibly, collect the insurance payouts, and use those college funds to send adolescents out into the world to learn about what matters.

As for TV media, I'd like to have a pop up that appears on the screen showing who has been compensated and in what fashion whenever...