≡ Menu

Weekend reading: Hitler the blogger

Money articles

My weekly commentary followed by my weekend news and blog links round-up.

I couldn’t resist sharing another one of these YouTube / Downfall videos to end a very busy week for me away from the blog.

On Tuesday we saw how even Hitler missed the bull market.

To make matters worse, we now learn he’s tried blogging for money, and we all know that’s no way to fund a Reich.

I don’t really know why I find these videos so funny. I suppose it’s the contrast between the terribleness of Hitler’s actions and the subtitles – a forbidden thrill?

If you’ve not seen the proper Downfall it’s well worth watching. It’s a very brave film that admits the awful truth that the people whose actions led to the deaths of untold millions in World War 2 were that – people, not abstract monsters or devils incarnate.

To tie that comment into financial terms, those like the admittedly brilliant Jim Rogers who say we should have let all the banks go bust last year should consider how the Nazis rose on the back of the financial ruin and chaos in Germany . Was it worth risking that again?

Desperate people will follow awful leaders if they give them home in desperate times. If it happened before it could happen again.

On with this week’s articles.

Some interesting personal finance blog posts

  • Get Rich Slowly has a good list of personal finance eBooks.
  • Matt Jabs wrote an article for Five Cent Nickel pointing out that as time equals money, you should stop wasting it.

The pick of the weekend newspapers and sites

  • It also has news that the long-awaited UK pension system overhaul (which will make having one automatic for most people) will now be slowly rolled in starting 2012, rather than arriving fully complete.

Subscribe to Monevator to get this roundup every Saturday morning (usually!)

Receive my articles for free in your inbox. Type your email and press submit:

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • 1 Minikins August 22, 2015, 9:13 pm

    This is a such a hilarious video, thanks. I’m sure you could write an equally funny script on pensions to keep us entertained.:)

  • 2 The Investor August 23, 2015, 11:29 am

    Wow, a blast from the past!

  • 3 Minikins August 23, 2015, 2:59 pm

    Yes, might need to update it to epic rap battles of investing! The Hitler one is hilarious
    http://youtu.be/AFA-rOls8YA

Leave a Comment