TO SLEEP, TO WORK, TO SLEEP, TO READ—NOW THAT MAKES FOR A GOOD SATURDAY
Saturday is my self-appointed day of rest so you may well wonder why I work for a couple of hours before sleeping again.
I guess curiosity is the main reason. But what I can say is that second sleep—for up to four more hours—makes all the difference. And such was this Saturday.
I tend to do a great deal more additional reading on Saturdays—after I have struggled into consciousness—normally following a specific theme. Military matters interest me greatly—as does the state of the economy.
Currently, I am decidedly puzzled as to the state of the economy. The media, as a whole, seem to be obsessed with as to whether Larry Summers or Janet Yellen will be next to head up the Fed; whereas I’m focused as to whether our existing economic system works adequately or not. Note that I wrote ‘adequately.’ I am not so naïve as to aspect perfection.
So far—and I am trying to have an open mind—my conclusion is that the current U.S. business model is deeply flawed and not working to the benefit of most Americans—which, I believe—should be its goal.
But I don’t let steam come out of my ears on my day of rest. I’m just sad that such a great country—the richest in the world—does so badly by so many of its citizens.