Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ode to Joe

Markets are about freedom and wealth creation. In a world where the political landscape often threatens the sanctity of exchange with creeping socialist ideals of redistribution, it is refreshing to hear a vote of commitment to the American Dream come from the aspiring working class. Investors should hail the dreamer!

Last night's U.S. Presidential debate brought one to the foreground, where he belongs. Meet Joe the Plumber - a man that strives to be successful and loathes the thought of a society that will punish him for his success. Joe has a lot in common with traders and investors alike. The spectre of big government, of higher taxes, of wealth redistribution, kills the spirit of budding wealth creators like Joe as much as it drives the markets into the ground. God Bless Joe!

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