Monday, October 20, 2008

Andrew Lahde Letter: "That's All Folks"

Andrew Lahde bids farewell, or goodbye, anyway

Many of you have likely already read it, but for those who haven't seen Andrew Lahde's sign-off letter already, you should check it out. Rarely do we see such frankness, well-founded or not. It starts off strong, but takes a weird turn about two-thirds of the way through. I am going to guess, based on the "High Times" talking points near the end, that he had began to partake in the sweet leaf when he started writing and it kicked in about then.

To summarize, Lahde, 37, who ran one of the most successful hedge funds, says: Goodbye; finance sucks; Wall Street is full of fools; government is full of fools; fools made me rich; I am so rich now that I don't care what anyone thinks; meritocracy should be our form of government; Congress caused the current financial problems; politicians are corrupt; Soros should create a think tank to make a new government model [!]; some random shit about how great and historically awesome hemp is; legalize pot to decrease our dependence on foriegn oil [?]; Europeans laugh at us, but U.S. media protects us from knowing about it; goodbye and good luck.

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