OK, just a quickie today:
Over and over, we're told of the current financial crisis, "No one could have seen it coming."
I disagree. The 2,000 year-old Tao Te Ching, by Lao-Tzu says:
When rich speculators prosper
While farmers lose their land;
when government officials spend money
on weapons instead of cures;
when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible
while the poor have nowhere to turn-
all this is robbery and chaos.
It is not in keeping with the Tao.
Seems to me that someone — anyone — could have seen this coming.
One of my first posts on this site
was a riff on hearing an NPR announcer appear to say that the "Tao was off 16 points in heavy trading". I'm back to the Tao and finances again.