I would have posted this on "Ask Hacker News" but I always get banned there the second after I post some deep thoughts (or torments). So if and when I become a billionaire (see my "Got approved" thread), I will need to take special care of Elite Trader in that it's rewarded for holding out as a free speech outpost over the years and doesn't become Hacker News in the process. Some time ago (about a year, 1.5 years or so) I tried an experiment: walking around the city at night, drunk, in the bad neighborhoods. Got robbed a few times, beaten other times, handled by the police like they didn't knew who I am. Luckily crime is very low where I live so the worst hasn't happened. But I realized several things: - Being piss-poor is a daily reality for a sizeable part of the population where I live and it's even worse elsewhere (as told to me by unregistered immigrants). - #2.