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The Dow of Poo

I just returned a little while ago from a special lunch for the Board of Trustees at AEI. We had a presentation where the optimist thought we were heading for slow growth and probably another recession. The pessimist predicted that the EU goes off a cliff and takes the world with it. The global economy is going to you-know-what. I return to my desk to see these crazy Dow numbers.

I’m buying gold — and bottled water.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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