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“Contrarian Casey helps us think.” ~ Doc Meek

Thursday, December 30, 2010. Today I am grateful for Doug Casey, a bit of a maverick, who tries to teach us to avoid stupidity and to learn about the true nature of economics and the market in order to protect our financial situation (individual and country).

DOUG CASEY, Chairman
And best-selling author of The International ManCrisis Investing and Strategic Investing, among others. Doug is a near-legendary speculator who has parlayed his contrarian instincts and encyclopedic knowledge of markets into a fortune for himself and many of the longtime readers of his advisory services.

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“My Favorite Quotes”

“Doug Casey, Chairman, Casey Research”

“When I first got into the habit of ending every edition of The International Speculator (and later The Casey Report) with a quote – starting in the 1990s – I almost always referred to at least one of my four favorite modern philosophers—Mikhail Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin, Edward Gibbon, and H.L. Mencken. These are some of the quotes that I used from them (there are many more in the archives) so long ago now that many current subscribers either haven’t seen them, or have let them fade into the further reaches of their consciousness. I believe they belong in the very front of your consciousness. Take a few of the quotes you like best, and tape them on your computer or your fridge. They’ll provide a continuing measure of solace and amusement to current events.

“Let’s set the tone with Einstein. I don’t quote him often enough, but two of my all-time favorite observations are courtesy of him:

    ‘Two things are infinite – the universe and human stupidity. And I’m not sure about the former.’

    ‘After hydrogen, the most common thing in the universe is stupidity.’

“At the opposite end of the fame spectrum from Einstein is Mikhail Bakunin, the Russian anarchist. Bakunin, like Kropotkin, was a genuine revolutionary. And both were popular rabble-rousers. Unfortunately, neither had any understanding of economics – but they had a fantastic grip on the nature of the state, and a great sense of life. And at its best, their rhetoric absolutely sings – it’s the verbal equivalent of the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, or Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries.”

Thank you, Doug Casey, for helping to stretch our minds!

Doc Meek, Thursday, December 29, 2010, South Jordan, Utah, USA

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