Sunday, January 29, 2006

Naked Truth


After the post Burnoff: Part 1 - The Bad Guys Win, a commenter in said
What utter crap. Really. Beyond lame. We need a "Another idiot spamming his blog" problem category.

At about same time, How to Save the World has a post on BLOG Why Republicans Want a Huge National Debt citing a much-admired, one of the world's richest people Warren Buffet's worry about US trade deficit.

Once upon a time, on a sunny evening with a distant rainbow in the east, sitting on the wet green lawn near the roses, Albert and Trebla went into an argument AGAIN...

Albert: Hey, Trebla, why you publish an article while I am busy?

Trebla: Don't be so angry. I am just trying to help!

Albert: Someone is suggesting to spam us!

Trebla: Then he should spam Warren Buffett too. If anyone doing an honest prediction and when the result does not align to your liking, and then you want to spam that person to shut him/her off, that's is NOT the way the web works. BTW, we are not Americans and we are not under their jurisdiction anyway. Don't worry.

Trebla: BTW, Dave Pollard's analysis would not likely to sound right to that commenter too!

Albert: But, neither of us is economist, do we claim that we understand what is being discussed here?

Trebla: That's exactly the point, no one is expert in every field. However, we are still free to base on our intuition to share opinions in the way we like.

Albert: Knowledge is built socially. That means that it is throught this discussion process that we learn.

Trebla: What my piece has done, when read objectively, is to acknowledge the risk of the current US policies (and government) starting the decline of this great nation. This is partly due to the short-term nature of the governance both in government and large companies.

Albert: You mean the short-sightedness of the people leading the government and the large companies.

Trebla: Yes, when the CEO or chief executive is driven by short term rewards, in many situation, they will not look for long term impact on the decisions they make. Like the "user-pay" policy for educating our next generation, it is totally selfish and against long term good of a nation, but a number of "developed" countries, like Australia, are promoting it as a national policy!

Albert: True. If we come up with a scenario, based on this user-pay policy for education, it would look good right?

Trebla: Definitely. You want me to try to do another piece?

Albert: No, thank you. I think we better stick to the current discussion mode.