CAPS Advice for Harvard PhDs: Try Starting Your Own Business
I am not making this up. Recently, Harvard Law School held a conference titled: The Free Market Mindset: History, Psychology, and Consequences. Check out this byline:
"If the current sate of the U.S. economy makes clear that former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's faith in free markets was misplaced, the question remains: what was it about free markets that proved -- and stil continues to prove -- so alluring to economists, scholars, and policy-makers alike?"
Now, one would think that a group of intellectual titans like Harvard Law professors would do just a tiny bit of research, and come to the determination that Alan Greenspan was no friend of the free market, that the American economy was not a free market, and that government intervention - particularly Federal Reserve policy - is the root of our current problems. But, hey, why do research when you are getting government money no matter what?
Well, whatever. Here at the CAPS community, a great deal of our Fools have a clear understanding of the real problem and so I thought we should take the opportunity to invite these esteemed intellectuals to our own little conference titled: Starting Your Own Business, Removing Yourself From The Fantasy World Of Harvard Law School.
Here a list of suggested topics and keynote speakers:
Introduction to Entrepreneurship!!!!!!!!! - Alstry
Understanding the Commidity Markets - TMFSinchiruna
Bonds, James Bonds - TMF Deej
Reading Financial Statements - SpecBear
Economics for Dummies - Abitare
Self Respect and Individuality - Mary953
Maintaininy Your Good Humor During A Crisis - DaretothREdux
Understanding The Consumer - TMFLomax
The Secrets Of Tax Avoidance - whereaminow
My list is obviously incomplete, and there are many more topics that need to be covered, and thankfully, plenty of smart Fools that can teach these Law Professors a thing or two. (Got any ideas?) Too bad they don't really want to listen. Just check out the guy running the country. Guess where he went to school?
David in Qatar