OLD1953 wrote:.I'm happy to see the science of generational dynamics being popularized. I guess we could say its "arrived".
I was talking to a major in the US army a few weeks ago, and mentioned that Iraq had a crisis war in the 80's. He asked how I meant that, so I told him it was how it would be described by the generational theories of Strauss and Howe. He told me he was familiar with them, and he'd been assigned to read their books and write essays on them. We didn't get into great detail, we were both fairly busy that day, but there are more people familiar with GD every day. I suspect we are at or near a tipping point, where GD will be accepted by the public as the correct explanation of why history seems to cycle with similar events repeating on a grand scale.
jhc811 wrote:> Agreed about cash and my suggestion is go for T-Bills rather than
> FDIC insured deposits (except for some money in FDIC insured
> deposit for everyday bills and basic needs). You can buy T-Bills
> via http://TreasuryDirect.gov Just open your account there, then
> bid for T-Bills et al and the money will transferred from your
> bank to Treasury Direct to buy those T-Bills. T-Bills are dear
> life to US Govt and they are #1 above everything else, including
> Prez, Congress et al. T-Bills and the entire Treasury complex is
> what keeps our US Govt tick.
If this is true that we are about to see GD emerge as a well accepted or even widely known theory, doesn't this present the possibility that the cycle will end? Having followed the stock market for many years, it is clear at least in that venue that once a pattern is general recognized, the pattern changes due to the mass of people who change their behavior because they see the pattern too.
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