Zero Sum Game Written by Dave Kingsbury S uch I s the cold and crazy complexity of the M arket P lace that sometimes even L ife I tself is a chance throw of the dice F or stakes of bare survival. Y ou cast-iron winners OK with that? Images: LSE Blogs Strong Automotive Merchandising Stimulus: WordPress Daily Prompt Simplify Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailMorePrintLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading... Related 13 thoughts on “Zero Sum Game” No – the dice are loaded! Reply Alas, too true, though proving it to everyone’s satisfaction is a Herculean task! Reply Life’s a zero sum gain in the end, but occasionally we win small victories along the way that make it worthwhile. Otherwise, why roll the dice at all. We have to believe. We have to hope. I like it, Dave. Reply Hope springs eternal, Curt, though my beef is with a blind belief that ‘the market’ will somehow provide everything its most vulnerable participants need. Reply Ah, surely you wouldn’t question the generosity of capitalists and the one-percent crowd, Dave. Laughing. Reply Oh no, Curt, I bet they go in for lavish entertainment. That’s why they need more than one-percent of the world’s resources. Not sure they need 50%, though … Reply Or more, Dave. They may be happy when they own 99%. Maybe. Well, 1% do own 50% so who knows? Cue song, perhaps … And the top 8 people supposedly own as much as the 3.6 billion poorest… Scary statistic, Curt, though to be fair to Bill and Melinda Gates – if they’re on the list – they have at least tried to do good with their dosh. I think we’re way under the market fluctuations…I’m not worrying about my stocks, that’s for sure! Reply Stocks of humour, creativity and goodwill are – or should be – crash-proof! Reply Yes, we have the best stocks for sure. Reply Leave a Reply to Curt Mekemson Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.