“The ideas of economists, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.”
– John Maynard Keynes
Six years ago on Wednesday this humble blog was started. It’s been here MWF ever since, without a single break. Typically, the anniversary post is a chance to talk about where Barataria has been over the past so many years and brag up the stats a bit. But that’s not all that important. What is important is that this blog has covered a momentous time in the economy and life and general with a singular perspective – there are some really wild things going on that I don’t understand, but we can talk about them and maybe work out something together. It turns out that this perspective is far closer to what the “experts” have experienced than we thought. And it’s been one Hell of a ride to hang onto.