The End of Optimism

“We are entering a new era that we have never seen before.” Such was the insight that I received from the investment news yesterday. After a rather depressing article, I learned to expect the equivalent of financial armageddon as the world markets continue to correct themselves: deflation, dramatic collapse of capital, widespread job loss, financial ruin.

Then I went into Chapters last night and on the front cover of Canadian Business was this headline: The End of Optimism.

The beginning of the end of the world.

I called my broker today and sold all my holdings. Then I bought some goats. I figure I can use them for bartering when things get really bad.

3 replies
  1. Stephen Meyer
    Stephen Meyer says:

    I know there’s sarcasm somewhere in here, I just can’t put my finger on it.

    Maybe you should have bought oranges or something like that: easier to liquidate.

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  2. Rob Haskell
    Rob Haskell says:

    Also, think of another shorter term benefit – not now having to mow your vast lawn anymore – just let the goats graze! Now, if you can just hook them up to a snow plough, you’re all set!

    🙂

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