It’s that time of year when millions of Americans will sit down at dinner and give thanks for mashed potatoes, turkey, loose pants and American football. I will be somewhere in Paris continuing my attempt to go from Ironman to Dougboy in record time (in all seriousness, how is everyone in France not 800 pounds?).
Of course, Thanksgiving isn’t about calorie consumption records. It’s about being thankful for all the things life affords us. I am grateful for many things, but few things are more important to me than the readers here at Pragcap. Many of you have wandered through the journey of this website’s creation over the last 7 years. It hasn’t always been easy. I think there are countless flaws in mainstream economics and finance and this website is a small attempt to educate and clarify about many of the misconceptions I see.
My views don’t always conform with mainstream views and I’ve always tried my best to form my own opinions and understandings rather than simply repeating what is commonly thought of as well known facts. After publishing over 10,000 stories here I think I’ve contributed a few good nuggets of knowledge and I have the great readers here to thank for much of that. After all, the feedback and interactions over the years have been crucial to developing these views and understandings.
So, here’s to being thankful for open-mindedness in the pursuit of knowledge. I hope you’ve learned a little something along the way and I am even more hopeful that this is far from the end of the pursuit of knowledge here.
Mr. Roche is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Discipline Funds.Discipline Funds is a low fee financial advisory firm with a focus on helping people be more disciplined with their finances.
He is also the author of Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Understand About Money and Finance, Understanding the Modern Monetary System and Understanding Modern Portfolio Construction.