Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Wishing all my readers & their families a very, very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! I can think of no better quote to kick off the new investing year than from my main man Marcus Tullius Cicero.  He writes of a greater good than simply a full belly and entertainment, a fullness of life "which bread and circuses can never appease."

While many of the working poor and middle class have been locked in a political bickering war amongst themselves for at least a generation, the wealthy have consolidated their power. Much of this has been accomplished by providing the proverbial bread & circuses of yore. I find it hard to believe the pinnacle of human existence is captured on a sports field or with the legalization of a plant, but that's where we're at in this country now. I encourage readers of this blog to talk with their friends and family about wealth; how to create it, how to sustain it across generations, and what the greater good is that they seek.

There is tremendous opportunity in this country and abundant resources to accomplish dreams and goals that would seem impossible simply to a generation ago. Space beckons. Science calls. There is poetry yet to be written, lines of code yet to be keyed, and cures waiting for genius undiscovered. We can and must do better as a species. Resolve to invest wisely.