IT’S THE DERIVATIVES, STUPID!
I felt like clipping the whole article (it isn't very long, but longer than ClipNotes allows). It does a good job explaining what is going on and sets forth a possible solution.
"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education." —Thomas Jefferson
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson
"A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to Farce, or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." ~ James Madison
Something extraordinary is going on with these government
The Fed is buying an insurance company?
Until recently, most people had never even heard of
Basically, they are just bets. You can “hedge your bet” that
“The point everyone misses,”
We need a