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The Business Report today was like a script from a perverse world where nothing correlates.
On the one hand strikes are mounting, the rand is crashing, debt is rising and a lack of leadership is said to be destroying SA. On the other hand, retail figures and the JSE are proudly presented as having ‘achieved‘ new records.
The misleading way information is presented is a common problem with mainstream media and the reason why people are turning to alternate (i.e honest) sources such as ChrisLBecker.com
I say honest in the sense that at the very least the reader will experience, for the most part, a consistent philosophical approach and methodology to what is presented. You will leave this space having read something which is congruent with most of what you have and ever will read here.
What you will not experience is a sense of helpless confusion, a sense of becoming less informed the more you read until you find yourself looking only at headlines and pictures in the blind hope that one day something magical will be revealed to you and it will all finally make sense.
Do yourself a favour and stop reading mainstream news for the rest of the year. Tell your family, friends and colleagues to read sources which matter, not because they are read by the multitude, but because what they contain is meaningful. What you may well experience at ChrisLBecker.com and MisesSA, aside from feeling empowered, is something truly life changing – new perspective.
As for the the JSE’s ‘achievement’, if the money supply is expanded a thousand fold it has to go somewhere. This does not make everyone richer – only a select few, those who are plain lucky and perhaps - those who have a certain perspective which helps them make rational decisions in an irrational world.