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MADNESS OF THE CROWDS

Just recently, in Manhattan, there was a stampede of young women who wanted desperately to go on TV and make fools of themselves.  This sad spectacle is interesting to me because it shows how humans react to danger as well as how impossible it is to stop a crowd from its intentions. Continue reading

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THE MADNESS OF THE BUILDERS: CHINA TOWER BURNS

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Every easy credit cycle sees some of the worst buildings built in the worst places and the worst possible way.  For example, the crowning achievement of the 60’s boom was the decision to build a huge double tower complex in lower Manhattan.  Rockerfeller controlled the State of NY and used government funds to build the WTC complex.  I watched in total disgust, as this monster thing was built.  I could see it had precious little internal support.  Rather than being like a honeycomb, it was a pile of pancakes supported by slender steel exterior sheathes.  It collapsed.  Well, this cycle, even more unstable, ill-designed monstrosities are going up and just as fast, vanishing, the latest one is in China. Continue reading

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