# Things that I am sick of people complaining about

1. The market being manipulated/bubble. There was hardly a peep by the left about conspiracies when the markets crashed in 2007-09, but now the liberals on Zerohedge and Market Ticker are going on about shadow banking, dark pools, and other plots to make investors rich. Nevermind fundamentals such as blowout profits and earnings, blowout consumer spending, record-high exports, or that the America is in a technological renaissance – no it’s all a conspiracy. The left also insists that market manipulation makes it impossible for anyone to beat the market, yet smart people do so all the time with consistency that is characteristic of skill rather than just dumb luck.

2. Speculators. With oil and gas prices plunging 50% in 2014 there is much less whining about this, but there was not a peep from the left about speculators in 2008 when oil fell from $140 to$40. Apparently, according to the left, speculators can only make prices go up. To the left, when prices plunge it’s due to economic forces; when they rise, it’s because of greedy speculators. Perfect!

3. Police. ‘Hand up don’t shoot!’ and ‘I can’t breathe!’ have become rallying cries of the cognitively feeble. If you have the temerity to challenge the police, there is a a decent likelihood you will get your ass kicked.