The Daily Caller site has posted an article of mine titled Confessions of an Internet Troll.
Juicy Excerpt #1: There’s something about the bannings that’s odd. Hundreds of the people who meet at the communities at which I am banned have told me that I am the first person they have found who writes about investing in a way that truly makes sense to them. Several of the site owners who have banned me have written me e-mails to apologize. Two wrote blurbs that appear on the back of my book on saving. One told me that he reads everything I write about investing and that he thinks that the work that I have done in this field is of “huge value.” Another told me that he has recommended my site in his Twitter postings. Another let me know that he thinks I am a nice guy, and totally sincere, and smart. So why have these people blocked their readers from hearing what I have to say? It upsets them. People who follow the Buy-and-Hold strategy hate hearing that it doesn’t work.
Juicy Excerpt #2: All learning “disrupts.” Learning brings change. Change means “trouble” for those who have achieved positions of status under the unchanged system. Good teachers are troublemakers. Good journalists are troublemakers. Good thinkers are troublemakers. Socrates was a troll. The penalty for trolling in the old days was to be forced to drink hemlock.