Occupiers – the Fleabag Party

IFO shared this pejorative term (fleabag) with a couple of friends a week ago as a joke, but now the term seems apt. Proven (police reports, YouTube, still photos) misbehavior like drug dealing, public defecation, destruction of public and private property, disruption of traffic and commerce… these truly are the actions befitting fleabaggers.

Somebody pointed out that since most cities where these unkempt, inarticulate people are hanging out have Democrat mayors, the campers will not be moved. Great. This will further separate people – the clean, responsible ones will move to the country or suburbs, the bums will stay downtown. This will contribute to the continued deterioration of our formerly glorious and exciting cities.

Note – the occupiers are the symptoms, not the proximate cause of the deterioration. After the boom of the 1980s, when cities all over the U.S. and the world blossomed, renewed hollowing-out of urban cores is occurring. Urban renewal, a failed government program that refuses to die, is helping the hollowing out process along.

Investment lesson: keep an eye specifically on where the companies whose stocks you own are located – HQs as well as factories/warehouses, etc. Check out the politics of the area. Also, keep an eye on commercial real estate values if you own any REITs. Then, invest appropriately.


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I've been investing in various assets by myself using a discount broker for many years. Over that time, I've developed some theories that others might find useful. Plus, there is more to investing than money. Time, talent, work, friends, family all go into developing a good and satisfactory strategy.
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2 Responses to Occupiers – the Fleabag Party

  1. Geo. McCalip says:

    You obviously have not been to even one of the Occupy locations. This article is based on ignorance and disinformation. The people at the Occupy locations are neither unkempt nor inarticulate. Many have college diplomas; a significant percentage have done or are currently doing post grad work.

    They have not articulated a specific demand yet because they have not arrived at a consensus as to what that demand will be. They have welcomed input from anyone willing to show up and talk, even you.

    Maybe you should consider a constructive approach and join the conversation. Many of these people, especially the younger ones could benefit greatly from your input. You might learn a few things, too.

    • Mark says:

      So they’re demonstrating and don’t even know why. Reminds me of the G20 people, rebels without a clue.

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