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Old 11-08-2014, 10:45 PM   #41
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Since March 2009, inflation (CPI) has gone up by 11%
The DJIA during the same time frame has risen by 235%


Is the real value then or now?
The DJIA is a bunch of investors guess at what these 30 companies might earn over the next __ years. Those investors are subject to normal human fallibilities that include the inability to predict the future and waves of optimism and pessimism.

I don't know how much those prices connect to "real value", especially during periods of unusual optimism or pessimism.
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I saw a brick that fell onto his crystal ball.
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I saw that the ball was hollow.
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The golden cigarette case attempted escape from the crystal ball.
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Yes, it was broken in an attempt to see if it was real.
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Yes, it was broken in an attempt to see if it was real.
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We wind up with systemic scarcity when the government decides it needs to "help." I'm reminded of one of my favorite Churchhill quotes (at least close):


Not always true, natural monopolies enforced by government can increase social surplus and quantities while lowering prices. Utilities for example. These are areas where pure competition is less efficient and bad for society.





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How can we, with an external debt of 100% to GDP, deal with Russia @ 33%, China @6%, England @466% and Ireland @ 1,000+%.
Imoldernu, can you provide a reference for these numbers? They are different from the numbers I have found online.
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