My Advice to Investors

Just look at the numbers, pretty pretty
Going left and right, up or down
Hypnotic, spastic, virtual money

Buying low and selling high
Don’t you know that’s all you care about?
What – did you think to look at what a company does?
Did you think to look at a corporation’s effect?
Who can think? – Just look at the numbers, pretty pretty

Others can think, others can care
Going left and right, up or down
Hypnotic, spastic, virtual money

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8 Responses to “My Advice to Investors”

  1. mad dog Says:

    Thank you for acknowledging that our money is quite artificial nowadays. It is an extremely important point, one that does not nearly get addressed enough. I have read that our ENTIRE money system is debt based, rather than actual value based. Meaning, that a collapse is inevitable. Have you read about the Wiemar Republic? America could face a similar catastrophe, but perhaps even worse, due to the fact that it is all unpayable debt.

  2. briankoontz Says:

    The poem is not about debt, the term “virtual money” is used to describe the separation between what money actually means (it’s creative capacity and real effect) and how Wall Street dealers and most other investors see it, as something devoid of all value except for it’s “return on investment”.

    The catastrophe will come when the world moves away from the American dollar as the reserve currency. At that point the American government will have to have it’s space-based weapons ready so they can just nuke whoever dares to implement that threat.

  3. mad dog Says:

    “The catastrophe will come when the world moves away from the American dollar as the reserve currency.”

    Yes, this is true. But you must take into consideration WHY the world is RIGHT NOW moving away from the dollar: Devaluation of the currency, aka INFLATION.

    “At that point the American government will have to have it’s space-based weapons ready so they can just nuke whoever dares to implement that threat.”

    How will they buy the weapons and technology needed to do this if the money that they use becomes almost worthless?

  4. briankoontz Says:

    For decades the dollar has been overvalued, which apparently the federal reserve has control over. Devaluing the dollar will help the trade deficit which could keep the U.S. out of financial catastrophe.

    Devaluing the dollar is extremely helpful for the war machine, since it makes American goods cheaper and much of the weapons and technology is made in America. Devaluing the dollar hurts countries that import to the U.S. since it makes foreign goods more expensive.

    The overvalued dollar is one of the big reasons for the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs over the last few decades.

  5. mad dog Says:

    “For decades the dollar has been overvalued, which apparently the federal reserve has control over.”

    Actually, no. The dollar has been steadily decreasing in value since 1913. The dollar today is worth only 4% of what it was back then, because of inflation.

    The Federal Reserve is a central bank that serves the interest of a centralized state. It suprises me greatly that you would support such an institution, after all of your preaching about ‘decentralization’ and ‘bottom up’ society. I would think that the federal reserve to YOU would be like garlic to Dracula.

  6. briankoontz Says:

    “Actually, no. The dollar has been steadily decreasing in value since 1913. The dollar today is worth only 4% of what it was back then, because of inflation.”

    You speak a bunch of nonsense. The dollar only has relative, not absolute value. Whether the dollar is under- or over-valued has nothing to do with it’s “absolute” current value.

  7. mad dog Says:

    This is not nonsense. I get my information from a variety of sources, including various financial sites, various government bureaus, among other places. I have studied this.

  8. briankoontz Says:

    It doesn’t matter in any way that the dollar is devalued in absolute terms. All currencies are devalued in absolute terms.

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