I always hate thinking up catchy titles to blog posts, don’t you? This one is based on how I pronounce the abbreviation for miscellaneous (misc.) when I read it in my head. I’m weird.
Just some random thoughts for today. These are things I’ve been thinking about lately, but not enough to write a whole post about 🙂
This whole financial situation is such a mess. It hasn’t really affected me personally, in any way I can feel, but I can see its effects everywhere. I’ve been reading an in depth article on the whole thing in the New Yorker, and it is some scary stuff.
One of the things I’ve been hearing lately is “Too big to fail”. All these companies and banks we’re bailing out were “Too big to fail”. The whole idea just makes me mad. There used to be regulations and safeguards in place to make sure companies didn’t get “Too big to fail”. Well, not anymore. No wonder why the economy is screwed.
I’ve also been thinking about the whole Black Friday incident at that Wal Mart, where the poor guy got trampled to death, all so some people could buy a DVD player for $50 instead of $150 or whatever those people were in line for. Was it really worth a human life?
I would like to think we’re better than that as a society. However, I’m not so sure. There is just something about us, that longs for the deal and the acquisition of more stuff. You think that was an isolated event? How about going to some crowded area, and put up a sign that says “$50 to the first three people”. Now, tape the $50 to your body. Do you think you’d make it out of there unscathed? How about the people that got the $50 from you? All for a measly $50.
I know the majority of people are good people. Especially all of you, my dear readers. Still, sometimes I wonder about all of us. You know what I mean?