Gold And Empire Building
More opinions on the nugget Thursday about the patient in California who was told by a robot he was going to die…
A reader comments on the attorney’s feedback we featured Friday:
“This is why Americans hate lawyers. He actually wants to destroy the lives of two people he doesn’t know [hospital CEO and “robot” doc] without finding out all the facts involved here. We only have one side of a news story and we should all know by now not to trust the media.
“Maybe we should automate the legal system to remove the out-of-control vindictiveness displayed by this attorney. How many people are in jail today or had their lives ruined because of lying lawyers or just incompetent uncaring legal representation?”
To be fair, the attorney in question asked several pertinent “lawyerly” questions we had to edit out of his feedback for the sake of brevity.
That said, what this reader calls “out-of-control vindictiveness” might be just the spirit you’d want in a lawyer if you ever needed legal representation.
And, if the family has a case in California, it’s naive to think the hospital and doctor in question won’t have a stable of corporate and malpractice lawyers representing them.
Should we be so quick to say, “let’s kill all the lawyers”? (A Shakespeare quote that’s often taken out of context.) Why or why not?
Your Rundown for Monday, March 18, 2019:
We’re talking hard assets today — specifically gold.
Here’s the thing: As an investor, the prime reason you should own gold is because gold is the portfolio protection, hedge and safe haven everyone talks about… but few people actually own.
First, you want real metal not just the idea of gold like GLD (SPDR Gold Trust ETF).
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That is… until I was given a gold ingot for Christmas one year. When I held that smooth, cold metal in my hand, I understood why empires were built on the yellow metal. There’s just something visceral about it.]
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Market Rundown for Mon. March 18, 2019
S&P 500 futures are up 3 points to 2,825.5.
Oil is up 63 cents to $59.15 for a barrel of West Texas crude.
Gold is up $1.90 to $1,304.80 per ounce.
Bitcoin is down $13 to $3,985.
Have a good day. We’ll catch up tomorrow.
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