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Commoditization of humanity now exponentially worse as a new financial era engages and gold conspicuously clings to support
This is a financial market article that also delves into social commentary. The new macro, as exemplified by the 30 year Treasury Bond yield chart below, will bring change; both social and financial. The two are, of course, related. Here we do not come to firm conclusions, and so perhaps the article does not get picked up by some re-publishers. But in a time of change, I believe that the process of interpretation is more important than forming conclusions, just yet. Conclusions will be handled by trend followers, promoters and gurus, as they have been for decades.
On Wednesday night, I just happened to stumble upon The Big Short on television, and, blue-blooded bear that I am, I simply couldn’t stop watching it. I’ve seen it before, obviously, but watching the film again back my bear juices all hot and bothered, but I stopped it about twenty minutes before the end, because I always get extra-ticked-off when they review how basically all the bad guys got away with it.
I then turned my attention toward a book that I had just received, and which had only hit the shelves that very day, which was Going Infinite, the book about Samuel Bankman-Fried’s rise and fall. It occurred to me it must be Michael Lewis day, because right on the heels of watching a movie based on one of his many books, I started reading a new one by the same guy.