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|User Info||5-Month Checkup For 2008; entered at 2008-05-25 23:17:38|
Registered: 2007-07-13 Big Trees
Careful what you say about "greenies" -- we market bears are in fact the "greenies" of the financial world.|
Fundamentally, both bears and environmentalists share a deep desire for sustainable practices and the balanced world that derives from them.
We bears know that unsustainable financial adventures create imbalances that WILL eventually resolve, and in unhappy ways. We are poised to profit from those corrections but would far rather the unsustainable financial practices had been contained before disaster became inevitable.
Likewise, environmentalists know that unsustainable land and water management creates imbalances that WILL eventually resolve, and again, typically in unhappy ways. Like a market bear, the environmentalist wants to see unsustainable practices stopped BEFORE a disaster. Like a market bear, this attitude garners a lot of anger especially when things do start to go wrong.
I believe mainstream environmentalists are open to persuasion. Focus on what is the most sustainable and balanced energy policy, exactly the way you focus on what are the most sustainable and balanced monetary and fiscal policies, and I believe you will move the mainstream environmentalist base. Ridicule them all as "greenies" and blame America's lack of a coherent energy policy on them and you won't. And that would be a shame, because I think your ideas are right.
Last modified: 2008-05-25 23:19:13 by sondergaard