Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to the discussion thread for another blog entry at this site:
Given that journalism is your work and you lack any investment training or background and that you also admit you are not a numbers guy, it explains why you have not had any success, lack credibility and are also wrong on the issues given your lack of understanding.
Actually, it explains why I couldn’t be corrupted. Those who devoted their lives to building careers in the investing advice field have families to feed whose lives depend on their remaining on good terms with the Wall Street Con Men. The job of a journalist is to EXPOSE con men. So taking on this sort of abuse is right up the alley of what I was taught one has to do to succeed in my chosen profession. And the fact that I am a journalist who in an earlier part of his life in journalism studied how to achieve financial freedom early in life gave me another huge edge here. The law degree that I earned so that I could be a more effective journalist didn’t hurt either. And of course I happened to be born at the time when this new communications medium, which provides lots of powerful tools for exposing massive cons, was coming into existence.
We’ve got lots of people with numbers skills. So long as those people are afraid to stand up to the Wall Street Con Men and the members of their various Internet Goon Squads, those numbers skills were being used AGAINST us, not for us. We needing to mix some journalism skills in to get things back on the right track. At a time when an industry has achieved a high level of corruption, possessing the skills needed to rise to the top in a corrupt profession does not get the job done. I possessed the skills needed to get the job done and was humble enough to be able to ask for help from numbers people who were honest enough to feel uneasy with their own corruption and to want to be able to do honest work themselves someday . Good for me (and good for those who are sufficiently uneasy with the corruption in the field in which they work to be willing to help us all out, to be sure).