Taking the Mystery From Investing

-By Warner Todd Huston

I just got finished with a book about investing that I highly recommend. It’s called “The Investing Revolutionaries” by James N. Whiddon with Nikki Knotts. The subtitle is “how the world’s greatest investors take on Wall Street and win in any market” and short interviews with all sorts of high end investors that are making money even in this economic downturn are sprinkled throughout the book.

Now, I am not a money guy so when this book showed up on my table I cringed at the prospect of reading it. But I have to say that this book is no mere dry, archaic tome on investing. Instead, it is part lesson on human nature, part an American apologia, along with a guide to investing principles that everyone should know. This book has some timely advice and is written in a straight forward, understandable way and goes some way toward taking out the alchemic mysteries from the world of investing.

Each interview is uplifting and makes one optimistic about America and our economic system. For instance, author Whiddon spoke with Dinesh D’Souza whose enthusiasm for America is almost infectious.

“…I keep hearing people say ‘the rich are getting richer and the poor getting poorer.’ But when I actually looked at American living standards over the past generation — let’s say from World War II, or even 1980 — what you see is that the rich getting richer, and the poor also get richer, although not at the same pace. So, yes, inequality does rise, but it’s rising because more people from the middle class are moving up. So economically, yes. I think the optimist is always right.”

Actually, just about every interview in the book is an infectious, upbeat celebration of America’ system. It all amounts to an admonition against capitalism bashers and an affirmation that money, wealth, and acquisition is good because it is the tide that raises all boats.

I urge seasoned investors and novices alike to read this book.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as newsbusters.org, RedState.com, Human Events Magazine, AmericanDailyReview.com, townhall.com, New Media Journal, Men’s News Daily and the New Media Alliance among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events and is currently the co-host of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Conservatism” heard on BlogTalkRadio. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture” which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of publiusforum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston

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