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The people pulling the cart need a revolution. The people in the cart freeloading need to get out and work. Pay attention, this is historic

This sounds like a quote from Dollar City Chamber of Commerce, but is Atlas Shrugging or being Shrugged? With so many high rollers losing as much as 95% of their net worth, in the matter of a few days, it's hard to tell.

And there is a biological corollary for much of what we see in the news today. Mimicry, cuckoldry, phoresis, and parasitism are all effective evolutionary strategies. So too, deception and freeloading in the form of Ponzi like derivatives, excessive executive compensation, and yes, zoning to take something that's not yours, are all a means for some to get ahead at someone else's expense. It's not new, just more, much more, of the same.

Systems sometimes tend to crescendo, destabilize, contract, reorganize, and then grow stronger. Rinse and repeat as needed.

Shadows
Now curtain the moon
But faith swears
It will shine again soon

K.d. Lang/Greg Penny