Tuesday, December 11, 2012

An Unexpected Hiatus

I guess you guys have noticed that updates haven't been very forthcoming for the past couple of weeks. I've decided to suspend the blog for about 3 weeks to take a break. Right now I'm pretty busy with some things in my personal life and my willpower to write has been steadily slipping as we enter the holiday season , but once we're back in the New Year, I'll be back.

Until then, buy index funds and never sell. Oh, and fixed income is in a bubble.


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    1. Depending on how you define bubble and what your view on efficient markets are, that may very well be true.

      But for the lay person's understanding of what an asset bubble is, I think it's perfectly apropos. Certainly an opinion based on an assumption would be better than a jest on semantics. :)

  2. last i chekced the EMH is still batting 1.000

  3. I was lead to your blog looking for counter arguments on a Newsroom espisode. Lo and behold you have featured counter-arguments on every episode, many of them echoing my own sentiments! That led me to read some of your other entries which I enjoyed immensely. I find you well informed and your thoughts articulated with reason. You seem to be mature, practical, non-partisan, non-vociferating and not ideologically wedded to any philosophy in particular. I hope you enjoy your break. But if and when you do return, I'd only be happy to read more.

    I'd like to see talking points on Gay marriage. In fact marriage in general, more specifically State's interest in any marriage; gay, incestuos, polygamous and reasons to delegitimize some while incentivising others.

    In your entry titled, "The Future of the Republican Party" (Nov 7) it appears you want the Republican party to look and behave just like the Democrats! (at best re-strategize abortion) Heck you even sugegst, that they beat dems on the pot issue and be more liberal than liberals themselves! What then does the Republican party even offer as an opposition? Why should it even exist?

    However earlier, I think you correctly pointed out the issue of family values in that back-handed compliment to Rick Santorum. That message is a conservative core and one where the dems have been increasingly adopting polarizing stances. If you ask me, that is where the future of the GOP resides socially.

    1. Hi, Robin. I'm glad you like my writing. Readers (and commenters) like you keep me going. I plan on returning even sooner than I originally anticipated. Watch for something in the coming days.

      Responding to your other points, the Republican Party has to reburnish its brand. It can win on arguments of taxation, regulation, spending, and foreign policy. But because it relies so much on social conservatives to get out the vote on Election Day, it turns off a ton of people who would otherwise be receptive to the party's message.

      I don't think there's anything inherently contradictory with wanting children raised in strong, stable two-parent households and favoring ending marijuana prohibition. That's why I hate the traditional liberal/conservative appellation. What do you call a person who favors ending drug prohibition but is against abortion? Or a person who wants deregulation and is in favor of gay marriage?

      You said that I'm not wedded to any particular ideology, but I think it would be accurate to call me a libertarian.