A Darwin Award for Capital Allocation

by MN Gordon
Acting Man

Beyond Human Capacity

Distilling down and projecting out the economy’s limitless spectrum of interrelationships is near impossible to do with any regular accuracy. The inputs are too vast. The relationships are too erratic.

[…] Quite frankly, keeping tabs on it all is beyond human capacity. This also goes for the federal government. Even with all their data gatherers and number crunchers they are incapable of stitching together an exact understanding of where the economy is really at, let alone where it is going.

What’s more, the economy is always evolving and changing in ways that are hard to discern in advance. Cause and effect do not correlate with the simple precision of a balance scale. When one input decreases, an apparently correlated one can somehow increase.

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