According to Obama and most liberal economists, the economy desperately needs consumers to spend more. So I'll be doing my patriotic duty by spending most of next week skiing in and around Park City, Utah. I'll feel good despite the devastation in the markets, because I'll be stimulating the economy as I enjoy myself. Following that I'll be traveling around Argentina seeing old friends and family. I'm hoping to see first-hand some of the destruction that President Cristina Kirchner and her ex-president husband have wrought with their highly interventionist and statist policies. There's a trend underway in the Americas, if you didn't know, that involves a sharp turn to the political left. President Chavez in Venezuela is well on his way to nationalizing the entire economy, and the Kirchners in Argentina are trying their best to follow in their friend Chavez's footsteps. And now the U.S. has Obama, who's trying to engineer the biggest expansion of the federal government since WW II.
I plan to keep blogging, but not so intensely. With any luck I'll find some amusing and different things to write about for the next several weeks. Failing that, I'll have my Bloomberg to keep me in touch with the real world.