[ExI] Sudden outbreak of democracy baffles US pundits

Dagon Gmail dagonweb at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 10:35:09 UTC 2008

I hope you are true, but I am personally somewhat concerned Romans would
have said almost the same just before their empire collapsed. There are no
guarantees, whatever the past performances suggest. Modern society is by
no means inherently collapse-proof.

> > I agree with the gist of what you are saying, but it won't last that
> long. Great Depressions are no longer possible because the markets and
> everything else react far too quickly to any bit of information in the age
> of the Internet. What others call a depression, I call a white-sale on
> blue-chip stocks. And my only regret is that I don't have the money to go on
> a wallstreet shopping spree. Besides I have other investment priorities at
> the moment. Fear is useless *after* the bubble bursts because it is too late
> to sell.
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