A Great Example of How Too Much Protection Delivers Chaos — Either for Kids or Markets

Many think markets can be made safe. They truly believe there is a way to predict tomorrow and thus watch their accounts go straight up over time. Once all of the nasty unsafe stuff is cut, life becomes roses. A great example of the desire for ultimate protection can be seen in the ban of these stamps by the United States Post Office:

“With the Just Move! stamp issuance the U.S. Postal Service hoped to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity in achieving a healthy lifestyle. However, according to Linns Stamp News, the USPS will be destroying the entire press run after receiving concerns from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition over alleged “unsafe” acts depicted on three of the stamps (cannonball dive, skateboarding without kneepads and a headstand without a helmet). (There’s also a batter without a batting helmet, a girl balancing on a slippery rock, and a soccer player without kneepads or shin pads.)”

Here they are:

Beam me up!