. . . . . . So, stocks always go
up in the long run, right? If this is true,
investments in the ancient commercial centres of Tyrus, Sidon, and
Carthage would have been good ones. Say you invested one dollar in
each city and got a rate of only three percent. Today your dollar
would be worth 142 trillion trillion dollarsa lot of money.
That's the theory. In actual fact, can any of you even tell me where
Tyrus, Sidon, and Carthage are right now? . . .