blog.milesfranklin.com / By Bill Holter / January 22nd, 2013
Many people have asked me, “How do choose what to write about?” This is easy to answer, I usually watch CNBC in the morning and usually after only 5 or 10 minutes I hear something that is blatantly false and point my finger at the TV and call “BULL.” Many times I will read Drudgereport and see an article of interest and “think forward” as to its true meaning or what it could lead to. Other times I will read a piece of news and know that “that can’t be,” something else is going on behind the scenes and what is being reported is what “they” “want us to see.”
Several people in the finance business have told me that they can’t believe I can come up with a topic every day. Again. this seems to be quite easy. In fact it seems to be getting easier because as each day passes, more and more news, opinions and forecasts just don’t add up. This I guess is the politically correct way to say that lies, falsehoods and misdirection have become the norm. I have written a couple of times that the very first page of the first book that I cracked in college was a Keynesian economics book. After reading “We don’t know why the Great Depression happened but we do know that it can never happen again” I viewed nearly everything from a skewed, skeptical standpoint. Yes I was young, only 18 years old at the time but I knew that this didn’t make sense.
This epiphany led me to “dig” for the truth. Not the truth as seen by the masses but the logical truth. Not the “convenient” and status quo truth (accepted because it always was the “truth”). No, I always wanted to know “why.” Just like the little 5 year old constantly asking “why,” I always questioned everything and wanted to know “why.” I also would compare “truths” and find out that if one thing was the truth, another “truth” that was logically incompatible with the first one didn’t add up… so one or the other was wrong. I must say that the advent of the Internet has been a wonderful tool of information and made “digging” much easier than it otherwise would have been.