Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Matrix Economy, The Media, and Agent Smith

On today's show I interviewed Charles Payne of Wall Street Strategies and I am coming to the conclusion that we have a Matrix Economy. This economy is largely a lie and is one designed to make us have a negative perspective. The greater our pessimism, the more likely we will consume the poison being fed to us by the media.

I wrote a while back about Agent Smith of the Matrix and his conversation with Neo. In it I wrote "I love the scene where Agent Smith tells Neo the truth about the world he has always known. He tells the hero that in earlier attempts the machines attempted to make a perfect virtual world so that humans would be happy while they waited to be batteries for the machines. Smith goes on to say that it made the humans miserable and they had to give us the current world plagued with challenges and problems in order to make us content. We lived for bad things, he argued, and the Matrix accomodates such." The antics of the last few weeks only further validates that argument. We continue to give the negative media higher ratings and they reciprocate with more of the information we actually need to not hear.

We need to get real about the economy. Our future depends upon it. The media is Agent Smith. Listen with caution.

When you click the above photo you will hear a recent interview with Charles Payne -- the most optimistic man on Wall Street -- about the economy.

Kevin Price is Host of the Houston Business Show (M-F at 11 AM on CNN 650) and Publisher of the Houston Business Review. Hear the show live and online at HoustonBusinessShow.com. Visit the archive of past shows here.

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Anonymous Will Bradford said...

I kind of liked the Star Wars anology, with the evil media Empire telling us to "come to the dark side." But yours works too.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charles Payne's book is excellent. I liked the interview too.

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Mike Kramer said...

Very interesting. The "woe is us" view of the economy seems to be sticking.

10:24 PM  

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