The Economy is NOT a Bowl of Cherries

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The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
– Theodore Rubin

Too many people suffer disillusion in life because they expect life to be a bowl of cherries.

Economic Bowl of CherriesThere is much complaining these days about the rancor in politics. Usually those complaining loudest are those who believe they are losing the battle. If only the other side would compromise more to my position, if only they other guys hadn’t done such and such we wouldn’t be in this terrible situation.

The US economy is currently in a down cycle. Yes a cycle. Speculation in the free market system always results in tremendous highs and lows. The high unemployment rate isn’t the fault of Obama or the Republicans; it is the result of a free market economy.

Sure, certain fiscal policy can make problems worse, and yet other policies will reduce the amount of speculative gambling that is possible at any given time, but regardless, the ups and down of the economy are the pistons that drive the engine that we call the American Dream.

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About The Pluralist Advocate

The Pluralist Advocate started out this life in a conservative Military oriented community, and he later moved to that bastion of liberal activism called the San Francisco Bay Area. Having lived both ends of the political spectrum he has a unique understanding of both sides of most issues. He was also very religious growing up, serving as a studying the Christian scriptures and even spending some time as a foreign missionary. He used to think he had all the answers to life's greatest questions, but the more he looks around the world, the more he finds a wide variety of different values that work for different people. This blog is an exploration of thought and consideration from as many points of view as can be held at one time. He now holds the position that truth is found in many different disciplines. You may know the Pluralist Advocate around the web and twitter as brihartwell, or his given name of Brian Hartwell. He hates to be narrowly defined by one title, so as you read these musings you may find things you identify with, and others that you despise. That is good. Please share your reactions to the thoughts here and we will all grow together.