On stage, investing superstar Peter Lynch once held up a computer hard drive to the audience. The latest and greatest expression of mankind’s technological prowess.
“What a piece of shit,” he called it.
As an investment opportunity anyways. Yeah, Lynch never had much of a problem expressing himself. Point is, he went onto say, those interested in the stock market would be better off keeping their eyes open, seeing which retailers were busy, which factories was making lots of deliveries, that kind of thing. Call it situational awareness. As far as it goes, it’s excellent advice. Anyways, this is my story. I promise it’ll be short.
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While this week’s big buzz is over another of President Obama’s preemptive caves in dealing with Republicans in Congress by offering to cut the growth of the Social Security benefit by adopting Chained CPI which tends to lower cost of living adjustments (yet another GOP proposal the White House has made its own), the real story remains lackluster employment.
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I was flattered to be asked by Howard Dean for my thoughts on the way forward for progressives. Thank you, Governor Dean, that was gracious of you, and my thoughts follow.
I deleted my extended answer, then bobswern’s diary prompts me to revisit my concerns. This post is actually a comment which had gotten out of hand, as well as my response to Gov. Dean.
If you will, follow me beneath the fold . . .
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