John Kenneth Galbraith on Euphoric Times


John Kenneth Galbraith noting that in euphoric times, “past experience, to the extent that it is part of memory at all, is dismissed as the primitive refuge of those who do not have the insight to appreciate the incredible wonders of the present.”


Here’s a great observation on the subject from Berkshire-Hathaway’s 2010 letter to shareholders: We agree with investment writer Ray DeVoe’s observation, “More money has been lost reaching for yield than at the point of a gun.”

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