The Deipnosophist

Where the science of investing becomes an art of living

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Location: Summerlin, Nevada, United States

A private investor for 20+ years, I manage private portfolios and write about investing. You can read my market musings on three different sites: 1) The Deipnosophist, dedicated to teaching the market's processes and mechanics; 2) Investment Poetry, a subscription site dedicated to real time investment recommendations; and 3) Seeking Alpha, a combination of the other two sites with a mix of reprints from this site and all-original content. See you here, there, or the other site!

11 December 2007

The Story of Stuff

I stray away from sharing with you any overtly political content; for example, you will not find included my favorite for next year's (US) Presidential election. Despite this disinclination, I feel duty-bound to include, amid the investment recommendations, some consideration of the other side of the investments equation. "With all thy getting, get understanding."

Begin here socio-politics comments...

"The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns, with a special focus on the United States. All the stuff in our lives, beginning from the extraction of the resources to make it, through its production, sale, use, and disposal, affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues and calls for all of us to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something. It'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever."

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Although many facts included in this brief movie seem open to discussion, perhaps even interpretation, its harrowing nature cannot fail to disturb each of us. The movie carries my strongest recommendation as being worthy of your time... and action.
-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist

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