Planet13 - 2:33 pm on Nov 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
I know I am rambling again, but...
If I were a financial planner, I would tell my clients to diversify. Buy stocks, bonds, real estate, gold, diamonds, T Bills, pork bellies... just diversify for safety.
Which is fine.
But then the government decides that they are going to tax the "One Percenters" out there at a higher rate. They want to triple the tax rate - they just can't decide which particular individual financial instrument (stocks, bonds, pork bellies, etc.,) they are going to raise taxes on.
So instead of increasing the tax rate on any one particular instrument, they decide to take the easy way out and triple the tax rate on PEOPLE who make money from more than three different investment vehicles, regardless of what those instruments are.
When asked by reporters why they did it, a government spokesman replied, "Because it was easy, and we are lazy."
I can't help but wonder whether over diversification - in content, not in link profiles - is what caused so many sites to become Panda fodder...