Recognizing most of you likely didn’t have time to read it, I’m simply going to repeat:
Democracy is losing ground . . . abroad and at home.
“What is spreading today,” George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum writes, “is repressive kleptocracy, led by rulers motivated by greed rather than by the deranged idealism of Hitler or Stalin or Mao. Such rulers rely less on terror and more on rule-twisting, the manipulation of information, and the co-optation of elites. . . . ”
It’s worth finding the time to read or listen, because, as Frum writes: “The story told here, like that told by Charles Dickens’s Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, is a story not of things that will be, but of things that may be. Other paths remain open. It is up to Americans to decide which one the country will follow.”
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October. This is one of the singularly most dangerous months to speculate in stocks. Others are November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September.~Mark Twain
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