One of the unseen labors of blogging is the research that goes into some posts, such the earlier one of mine today about UBL, a twenty hour job that culminated in a email exchange last night that blew out my original hypothesis and most of the work in less than an hour between the sending of a question and reception of the response. All that was left was the original observation which I posted along with another observation about how freedom is being limited in fighting terrorist that hate our freedom.
The thing about research is that it adds to your own body of knowledge which sometimes intersects with other work done in times gone past and helps one put two and two together later on. So while it was a wasted effort in its’ intended objective it is still facts and links that may come in useful later down the road.
Pursuing knowledge for knowledge’s sake is not an empty pursuit, and if I were to have any regrets in my life it would be that I didn’t become a professional student when I was young enough to get away with it, but that isn’t really a regret since I wouldn’t be who I am today. But I digress.
Like everyone else, I haven’t got a clue how the markets will shake out, different people put the economic high center at different point underneath the economic car, or perhaps don’t know if the economy is stuck in the sand or high centered, and they seem to have different opinions on which way the government ought to push the car. It must be dark since no one knows if the road ahead is smooth or if the bridge is out.
I suppose there is some perverse joy in seeing all the laisse-faire capitalist demanding government intervention in the free markets. They are doing as well as Paulson in marketing their demands since the government according to their former demands doesn’t owe them a damned thing. Economics makes for even stranger bedfellows than politics.