Get A Clue WSJ Op/Ed

Sunday, October 09, 2005 | 08:22 AM

I never bother reading most Op/Eds, because I like to form my own opinions. But a recent WSJ piece made me scratch my head:

"We keep hearing the word "bubble" to describe industries with rapid and unsustainable rising prices. Hence, the Internet bubble, the telecom bubble, stock market bubble, and now, some analysts believe, a housing bubble. Yet for some mysterious reason no one speaks of the oil bubble -- though prices have tripled in two years to as high as $70 a barrel."   (emphasis added)

The Oil Bubble
REVIEW & OUTLOOK,
WSJ, October 8, 2005; Page A6
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB112872962766063397.html

 

Really?  Aside from the fact that its been mentioned several times by yours truly here as well as in print (Business Week, L.A. Times), why don't we go to Google: 40,800 hits for the phrase "Oil Bubble". Search for just the two words Oil Bubble (no quotes), and you get 4,630,000 hits

WTF? Is this just lousy research? Mere stupidity? Or simply malicious publishing with blatant disregard for the truth?

Here's the bottom line: The enemy of truth is the enemy of investors.

My rule of thumb is that if you need to make shit up to prove your point, than you are less than worthless: You are actively involved in obscuring reality, polluting the memestream, misleading investors. That moves the WSJ Op Ed page to the top of my "pages to avoid for investors" list.

Shame on them.

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Barry,

This Guy is really a tool...

I get a student subscription to the Journal through my Bus Orgs class @ Touro Law School...And as I was skimming the pages my eye caught that article...I reacted much like yourself...

Do they not say who wrote the piece???

Anyway I guess you gotta be quite selective as to what you read and consider true...

I love Abelson in BARRON'S, its so on point and well written...

Anyway,

Much Props

Singer

Posted by: Dave Singer | Oct 9, 2005 10:23:16 AM

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