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Proof: Foolish Thinking Produces Fools (by Mark St.Cyr)

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As we head into the final holiday of the summer, I thought I’d make
my own final entry on the foolishness I see portrayed more often than I
dare try to quantify. It started when I was working on a project while
the television was on. (You can read part 1 and 2 here)

Here’s my current perception of how I see what “financial television”
has evolved into: Bloomberg® for flavor of the day financial banter,
CNBC® for comedy, and Fox® for soft porn. I mean it’s just ludicrous
what the so-called “financial” outlets have turned into. What’s next?
Someone pounding buzzers, whistles, and gongs as they give out 401K
advice to attract viewers? Wait…scratch that.