Aug 172011

Instability is the lifeblood of surprisingly many professions.

  • The bankers and city traders make money out of market movements and have few opportunities for profit when prices are level.
  • Politicians need at least the threat of instability, and preferably real problems, to inspire fear and persuade people that a vote for them will stave off disaster.
  • Journalists need stories and when there is no news, will talk up trivial events, making them appear dramatic and threatening.
  • Policemen need instability to justify their existence and defend, or even expand, their budgets.

No wonder our lives are so unstable – it isn’t in the interests of these powerful groups to let things settle down.

Robin W. Ahlgren

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