Saturday, March 21, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
You want a mortgage? You want to struggle against a shrinking real income to pay it off? Why not get a home equity loan and invest that money in other people's mortgages to make the money to pay off the mortgage?
Oh yeah baby. You can have them both... all night long. And then you'll have the wealth and power to live like a God, and do God-like things... like see the stars through your telescope during the daytime. Indoors.
Life is good.
Monday, March 16, 2009
With all the arguments out there that porn leads to infidelity, divorce, rape, child sexual abuse, and so many other sexually-based ills... why is no one pointing out the obvious?
People were worked into a financial frenzy over promises that life could only get better as time went on, and as they kept consuming, and kept buying overpriced houses, and getting loans against those houses and investing them.
Money is supposed to be something you earn in order to exchange it for goods and services. It's not something magical mined from The Future (or thin air) to feed the over-hyped appetites of Today. But of course there was a buck to be made pushing that approach on you. And there was a buck to be made separating you from your bucks.
Don't be too embarrassed. You bought in to the artificially-pumped dreams just like everyone else. And just like everyone else, you're probably swearing you'll never get that drunk and act that stupid again.
Please, people of Earth.... learn from this.