We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Barton Biggs, longtime wise man at Morgan Stanley (and known to be a perpetual Bear), but more recently in the hedge fund business, has written a book: Hedgehogging. It comes out next week, but folks I know who have read advance copies say it's a very fine and entertaining inside look at the fantastically lucrative Wild West hedgie world.