this post is called gambling. which is kind of a bad name. it should really be, how to get rich without creating a single job. which is also kind of a bad name. on account of being way too long. anywho. imagine a bunch of folks sitting at a table playing some sort of card game for money. everyone plays with the money in front of them. nobody leaves or joins. i'm really good at this game. my opponents are not. the pile of cash in front of me gets bigger and bigger. i'm "rich". i haven't created any money. i've just taken it from the other players. we all go back to work and meet again next week for another game. folks are unhappy cause they're losing. well, i say. what we need is a bigger pot. if we had a bigger pot you'd still lose to me. but you'd go home with more cash. cool! you say. how do we get a bigger pot? easy i say. just do these three things: 1) bring more money to the table next week. 2) bring a friend to play with us. 3) give me an extra card every hand. okay! you say. huh, i say. shrugs i. anywho, obviously i'm not talking about a card game. i'm talking about the stock market. i'm the hedge fund managers and the day traders who are taking your money. the 1-2-3 plan is tax cuts for me. equally obviously real life is much more complex than the simple story i've told. but hey! jesus made a living and got a billion people to do his bidding by telling parables. figure i can too. want to see me walk on water? how about some really deep water?