... for a furniture company. Why in the hell, or how in the hell, did this ever get so pumped up that it has a 30 forward PE for earnings that aren't even going to live up to expectations and with so much insider selling. I smell a rat here. The day that UBS came out with it's upgrade was pretty much to the day that the insiders started selling heavily in February. What probably happened is that some brokerage had all this insider stock to sell and UBS gave it an upgrade to facillitate their task ... a mundane upgrade based on the perpetually improving economy that goes absolutely nowhere without massive amounts of credit, tax cuts, government spending and fresh cash rolling off of greenspan's printing presses. How much longer is this economy going to improve before it actually gets better? When are the lies going to end and reality start to assert itself over government fed delusions?
A friend tried to force it on me back in
high school, but I was sworn to contemporary
fiction-Thomas Berger,John Cheever. Now may
be a good time to give it a read though as
John Irving tends to keep one waiting.
>>I had to look up what didactic means...<<
LOL! I was first going to use "polemical", but then looked it up and saw that it didn't mean exactly what I thought it did. So, somehow the word "didactic" popped into my head, and then after I looked THAT one up, I saw it DID mean what I intended. Actually, in 42 years of living, I think that's the first time I ever used it in a sentence. My high school English teacher would be so proud of me!
Re. "The Fountainhead": the characters are much more multi-dimensional, and thus much more interesting, which makes Rand's didacticism (didacticity? didactiveness?) much easier to take.
I had to look up what didactic means, but yes I agree with that. I remember that the story labored at times in staying so close to what Ayn Rand wanted to preach. I enjoyed it anyway. I never read Fountainhead.