Your arguments are so silly I don't even know where to start. Oh you have friends who are world class economists, so what? Are you one yourself or do they just give you private tutoring sessions? My father is the cheif economist at the investment banking branch of Handelsbanken but it doesn't give me any more first hand info about the complexities of financial markets then the next guy. Personally I think throwing out a comment like that is childish and just serves to hide your own ignorance.
No, I don't get private lessons - my first hand (really second hand) knowledge comes from asking these people about concepts like that. So no, I may not personally know that much about the complexities of the system (and there seem to be many,) but world class authorities on the subject seem to disagree with your views, and discoursed in length to me about the zero-sum idea. You seem to have gleaned your information from reading one paper and accepted that. Is all.
Analysts generally have a much better understanding of the market than most first class economists, because we don't live inside economic models... while analysts and even the traders hoard in the dough. That's enough constitution for me friend.
This is so stupid that I don't know where to begin. How about with simple, straight forward analogy that even you might understand. The analysts and traders raking in the dough are like the Gorillas that Jane Goodall studied. The serious academic economists are like Jane Goodall. They are interested in understanding the apes, not in being the toughest gorilla in the jungle. Comprende?
BTW as for your female economist friend, I could probably say that the feeling is mutual. I like a nice blonde trophy gf whose main concern every day is to plan what she's gonna wear tomorrow. Thinkers are such a drag...
Are you joking, or are you seriously dedicated to having blue balls for the rest of your life? If you want the latter, just be yourself. But hey, who knows? Some *dumb* young blande might just be smart enough to take all of daddy's money away from you someday. Here's to hoping. BTW, for someone who is apparently unconcerned with my comments, you seem unable to restrain yourself. Why is that, my well spoken friend who is so adamantly against the use of slang?