22 September 2011

Markets plunge! And this affects me how, again?

Not having a decent, regular income is exhausting. Every single month I've been running out of money, for so many months I'm not even sure how long it's been since I had a cushion in my checking account. (Never mind that I had to give up the emergency funds in a money market account sometime in 2007 or so, because I couldn't keep the minimum balance the bank required before it would charge fees.) I would contribute to the economy if someone would kindly contribute to my own, first, and hire me to do some work for them.

I believe that's how the system works. Having been out of it, for all intents and purposes, since 2006, I may be a little unclear on the concept.

In other news, scientists in England may have come up with data that throws out the theory that dark matter comprises a fifth of the universe, while researchers at CERN believe they've found neutrinos traveling faster than light.

At least science gets funding in some other countries.

1 comment:

Nalliah said...

Capitalism is a confidence trick, a dazzling edifice built on paper promises. It may stand longer than some of us anticipate, but it will crumble soon. The global market is built on promises. The first and inevitable effect of the global market is to uproot and destroy land-based human cultures. The final and inevitable achievement of a rootless global market will be to destroy itself.
-Nalliah Thayabharan