By Cal Thomas
THERE WILL BE investigations and already there are lawsuits over the rollout of Facebook’s overhyped initial public offering (IPO) last week, but no investigation is necessary into the reason for the outrage over the stock’s rapid fall. It’s called human nature.
It is the same characteristic that causes people to believe against staggering odds that they can win the lottery, or score big in Atlantic City or discover a foolproof system for playing the stock market. It is the familiar?get-rich-quick notion that somehow one can bypass hard work, sound financial planning and win The Big One, retiring to a life of ease.