The Wall Street “Fearless Girl” teaches us why we are so weak

Wall Street bull vs. little girl statue

Summary: The statue of the Fearless Girl vs. the Wall Street bull gets rave reviews, ignoring the false and foolish lesson it teaches girls. It depicts a delusion rooted in our history which has bloomed and now dominates our myths and actions. “People need stories, more than bread, itself. They teach us how to live, and why. …Stories … Continue reading The Wall Street “Fearless Girl” teaches us why we are so weak

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Before believing the new Syria sarin attack story, ask if the 2013 story was true

Stratfor

Summary: Stratfor gives the standard story about Trump's attack on Syria. But we were told similar confident stories about al-Assad in 2013, which slowly eroded away (until resurfacing now as needed, shiney as new). Given the US government's history of lying about such things, extreme skepticism is warranted. Here is the Stratfor report, followed by … Continue reading Before believing the new Syria sarin attack story, ask if the 2013 story was true

The March jobs reports shatters dreams, but might point to a stronger future for America

Summary: It's time for the monthly festival of misinformation about the jobs report! It is ugly news for investors, the Fed's governors, and Team Trump. But it might -- perhaps -- point to a stronger future for America. The Roman god Janus sees both sides of the news. So should we.  This is the second of … Continue reading The March jobs reports shatters dreams, but might point to a stronger future for America