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by glennds
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: "What is your political orientation" Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 988

Re: "What is your political orientation" Poll

b) I thought the pressing concern which caused people to spit on the flag during the national anthem was black people being killed by the police. That having been disproven as a serious problem, have the goalposts now been moved to "feeling hurt"? I was aware of some athletes taking a knee during t...
by glennds
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: "What is your political orientation" Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 988

Re: "What is your political orientation" Poll

I voted left; I consider myself to be a pretty garden variety Democrat. How do you feel about the riots? I support the protests but oppose the riots. +1 This country has some serious and unresolved issues. A lot of them revolve around race. You know, if you asked me this from the outset of the BLM ...
by glennds
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Suggestions for how Trump could do better
Replies: 37
Views: 612

Re: Suggestions for how Trump could do better

In reality, I think any Trump decisions regarding the pandemic are made solely through the lens of his personal political interests. It does not appear that his political interests will in any way align with what might be indicated by science. As a lifelong scientist, I am always surprised when peo...
by glennds
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Suggestions for how Trump could do better
Replies: 37
Views: 612

Re: Suggestions for how Trump could do better

In reality, I think any Trump decisions regarding the pandemic are made solely through the lens of his personal political interests. It does not appear that his political interests will in any way align with what might be indicated by science. As a lifelong scientist, I am always surprised when peo...
by glennds
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Suggestions for how Trump could do better
Replies: 37
Views: 612

Re: Suggestions for how Trump could do better

Ah, I think I see the disconnect here...... Thank you, I have a better understanding of the basis for your earlier comments. I do not yet agree, but nor do I disagree. However I will watch Sweden a little more closely going forward. Unfortunately many of the indicators in #2 are not easily measurab...
by glennds
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Suggestions for how Trump could do better
Replies: 37
Views: 612

Re: Suggestions for how Trump could do better

If you're applying the same logic, would you then praise Denmark's actions since they did so much better than Sweden? Among other things, they have recommended AGAINST the use of masks for civilians. On July 9th, Denmark reversed course and began recommending the use of masks, at least in certain s...
by glennds
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Suggestions for how Trump could do better
Replies: 37
Views: 612

Re: Suggestions for how Trump could do better

Here are some #s per capita for death rates (per million) for a handful of countries: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/ Sweden is middle of the road for European countries (I wouldn't consider stats from countries outside Europe and th...
by glennds
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Suggestions for how Trump could do better
Replies: 37
Views: 612

Re: Suggestions for how Trump could do better

A national targeted lockdown following the Swedish model, in which the focus is on protecting vulnerable populations while leaving the economy relatively intact. Should have happened back in March. This is surprising, I thought the world consensus was that Sweden's experiment has turned out to be a...
by glennds
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Stock Indexes Seem Busted. 20% in 4 stocks
Replies: 19
Views: 1152

Re: Stock Indexes Seem Busted. 20% in 4 stocks

Serious question: does it matter for a PP investor? If you are investing in US stocks as an asset class then don’t you just want to own what everyone in the market is buying regardless of whether it is 5 stocks or 50? No, I don't think it matters to a PP investor. What we are actually talking about...
by glennds
Fri May 08, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Calling Harry Browne nerds re: Devaluation
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Calling Harry Browne nerds re: Devaluation

Are there any Harry Browne devotees out there hardcore enough to have been reading his old books? Well I'm re-reading " How you can Profit from the coming devaluation " written in 1970. This is the book that made HB quite famous since most of his predictions came true, especially with regard to infl...
by glennds
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Portfolio safety in extreme cases
Replies: 49
Views: 2472

Re: Portfolio safety in extreme cases

Right. Then the $trillions that the government is printing to bail out everyone come roaring in as a tsunami of hyperinflation. But again, my suggestion would only be relevant in a hyperinflation where gold is going straight up. If that was going to happen, why didn't it happen last time they fired...
by glennds
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Are you "staying the course"?
Replies: 39
Views: 2314

Re: Are you "staying the course"?

It is very possible that the Permanent Portfolio has not yet shown us its shine under the present shock. If I recall correctly, when the financial crisis hit the fan, the PP dropped and then after a several weeks, both buckets of long bonds and gold took over carrying the load. The bonds I think bec...