Touche my good man! But Ah, Do we not seek alternative means to make exponential funds in unclaimed territories? Housing was good, and then EVERYBODY jumped on board, and it got bad, and everyone got off at the next stop. Dropping the housing market seemingly overnight (and at the expense of many "false" mortgages) Tech stock were good in the late 90's, and everybody jumped on board with whatever pennies they could scrounge up. And then they realised they were buying stock in the 15 year old next door, and EVERYBODY got off. No, I repeat NO economic indicator, Can judge a fad or "Trendy" Economy. Which is how we got to where we are. People buy into something because somebody else made it profitable, and then try and take the reigns themselves with false hope that can keep you up for awhile, but will inevitably bring you down (The higher you are, the harder you fall). Old adages such as "putting all your eggs in one basket" Have been around for ages for very good reasons. Do I have a solution to fixing the human pysche? No, not at all. People do what they think they have to do to strike it rich. But I will always tell people to invest in an economic foundation, and Play with as much as your willing to lose. Until people do such, and until other people stop INFLUENCING people to do otherwise, We will have the rollercoaster that is the current economic situation.
Because I never took college econ, but I am not a blind puppet.