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  • Economic health is very much a story of perception. So if it is through our perceptions that we perceive our economy, wouldn’t it be fair to assume that our perceptions would change if our economy does? And if we can agree that the economy has now changed for the better, why are we still so fixated in our pessimistic views? The question of how plausible it is to change these “wonderland” views must be asked. Things most certainly seem as the best possible outcome, it seems that we clearly were rewarded by being given what we wanted the most, a superb metamorphosis landscape of safety and a stable economy. But ultimately our trust of success fades, ironically, our current state is perceived as anything but the best possible outcome. To me, this is a function of the lack of trust factor.

    This mistrust in our policies as a nation, often perceived as unethical or against our own public interest. The reasoning behind this is something I have often pondered on. It would appear that every time our nation is being accused of wrong doing, something our gov’t cannot justify, the more negative opinion must overpower our leaders’ explanation. Our leaders are blamed for offering muted and controlled experiences they offer limited or skewed facts. Has it ever crossed their mind that it is plausible our ability to understand is limited to the tools of our understanding? And that at this point, understanding, is far trickier than what the word implies? And to a large extent the side-effects of such understanding can be more harmful to us because to reveal to the world whether our actions keep the citizens of this nation safe is to uncover to our enemies how we achieve it?

    The markets are currently in the eye of the storm. We could potentially remain there long enough to see blue skies ahead but I believe this to be short lived, we will eventually be torn apart and will drown in the political storm…

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