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Subject:  True Words Date:  9/22/2001  1:14 PM
Author:  Paper59 Number:  9364 of 44593

Taken from someone.

The market is a mechanism for allocating capital and, of course, making us all rich. What it most decidedly isn't is a forum for venting civic sentiment. To equate buying stock with patriotism or selling stock with a lack of patriotism is balderdash, the equivalent of praising or damning a thermometer for the temperature it records.

P59


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