Government Gridlock and Wall Street
They said today on the news the stock market soared because it loves gridlock. Does this mean our society is more productive when the government is disabled, or is the message only that if lawmakers are handcuffed the rich and greedy can run wild? Maybe it just means in the long run, at least for a short while, one power group will prevail over another.
No fear, though. It doesn’t matter which side of the debate you are on, through checks and balances the pendulum will shift over time. Hold to your guns, your belief will be in vogue again someday.
As for me, I feel sorry for ’em, ’cause very few of them play any music. I wonder how much peace they’d find from jam sessions at night rather than scheming how to eek out a touch more power or money.
I’m gonna go play my mandolin. I’m neither smart or disingenuous enough to impact all that, and I don’t worry about what I can’t change.
Dr. BThought of the Day, Writing
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