Monday, January 27, 2014

Global Disaster

Mark Twain was wise beyond the age in which he lived, and vain about it, too.  But it is truly amazing the insights he had; and his succinct writing is a perpetual model for logic of thought and clarity of expression.  Behold, how this passage written about 135 years ago is yet today a highly accurate picture of "scientific" projection as it exists in this twenty-first century!

-----And in umpteen thousand years the planet will no longer be capable of sustaining life.

Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi, chapter 17.

Some day I might like to share Mr. Clemens's understanding of monetary policy and the economy.  He nailed it in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, but I fear we have ignored the message much too long.  Perhaps I'll forego the post.  Spitting into the wind.
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