American Values?

You’ve probably seen CNN’s paean to the stock market every morning and afternoon, right? You know, at opening and closing of the market they show a bunch of people standing on a little balcony overlooking the floor of the NYSE and applauding their little hearts out. Yeah, that little scene. Isn’t that a wonderful way to show the world what America values? A bunch of people standing there applauding money. Marvelous impression, guaranteed to inspire trust and confidence, oh yeah, rah rah.

Now I’ve got nothing against money. But worshipping it, in front of a world where a couple of billion people are lucky to make $2 a day? Not a bright move. But then again, we’re not the best and the brightest, are we? Not for quite a long time now.

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