diogenes227, I agree with you and Barry Ritholtz. I think a constructive debate on this topic might change some minds but I'm not in the mood right now to contribute to that debate.
Best of luck to you in spreading truth. It's going to be a long road to educating others.
Educating them is not possible; their right-side amygdala (primitive, xenophobic emotional fight-or-flight) overrides their cerebral lobes (facts, logic, rational thought). It's made obvious in their constant posting of apocalyptic scenarios and knee-jerked fears of evil conspiratory government. One big tip off is their ignoring actual data and instead providing only unsupported and questionable anecdotes without a thought of a critique.
The silver lining - markets would be fairly boring and a lot less profitable without them. My advice - just sit back and enjoy taking their money - it is very satisfying.
Edited by salsabob, 21 April 2015 - 03:32 PM.