Feel Good Capitalism
Word to readers: you should probably understand that much of my negativity regarding America, and Capitalism in general, ultimately flows I think from investment portfolio losses.
I mean if this was 1999 again and I was making $22K a day on a mere $180K portfolio, then undoubtedly the world of my blogs might very well be more of a bright and shining place. Then again, perhaps I'm not that shallow. But I know that, for most of us, with more money and more success, our real world tolerates stupid acts and stupid people much more easily -- without them seeming quite so stupid.
So I guess that’s the real upside to Capitalism, if you think about it. At its best, Capitalism makes doing the wrong thing for decades, even centuries, (e.g. oil, pollution and murder) just feel so damn good!