I want to have a conversation with you, the reader, about the state of our finances, our nations’ finances, and the economic climate of the world. I believe that we are entering a pivotal period of our civilization, and it is absolutely crucial for all of us to be taking a hard, critical look at conventional wisdom and ideas. As Ludwig von Mises once said:
“Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders; no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping toward destruction. Therefore, everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interest of everyone hangs on the result. Whether he chooses or not, every man is drawn into the great historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our epoch has plunged us.”
We can no longer stand aside and just let things slide by: we must take an active part in our own futures. Nobody has more of a stake in it than ourselves.
Why “Financial God”?
I don’t intentionally seek to annoy any religious readers. The story behind the name actually started out as a bit of a joke: one day, my girlfriend and I were discussing our finances, and she came out and said “You think you know so much, you must think you’re some kind of a financial god.” She was just in a bit of a bad mood that day, but I registered the domain and the name has stuck since then!
The name is a bit presumptuous, but I think that when it comes to challenging commonly-held beliefs, we need to be a bit presumptuous. We won’t get anywhere by taking the meek path. We need to respect the rights of others to hold their own beliefs, but we must also stand up for our own rights and what we believe in.
I hope that you will join in this journey with me. Please contact me with your thoughts, questions, or comments; I would love to hear from you.