The Deipnosophist

Where the science of investing becomes an art of living

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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!

16 July 2008

Everywhere a conspiracy

The quest to blame anything and everything that seems random or senseless on a conspiracy by nameless or faceless others, fascinates me. And, quite honestly, I chuckle. When you stop and think about the level of secrecy and, especially, competency such an effort would require... well, you too would chuckle.

Okay, secrecy might be a possibility, but competency? How could such an effort ever achieve that level of competency? Ineptitude and entropy reign at every company or entity that clusters people together to work toward a common objective in spite of the best intentions; two examples would be our government's efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and the war in Iraq (which should have been a cakewalk). H
eck, just think of your office. So how is it we could somehow muster the necessary team effort for our worst, basest endeavours? We are human, after all.

Consider the purported conspiracy among Big Oil to withhold any new technologies from market availability that would threaten their stranglehold on energy solutions. Sure, I understand that this type of rumor arises when I recall the Red Car in Los Angeles. In the end, though, capitalism puts the lie to corporate conspiracies because the spoils of battle go to a winning technology, especially a revolutionary technology.

This company video shares yet another astounding, exciting, and fascinating possibility of opportunity found. Necessity being the mother of invention, and all that.

Your comments welcomed.

-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist

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