One of the many problems with this blog is I don’t take the time to delve into the issues, but instead jump to shallow conclusions on the basis of unsound bites. Today, I would like to follow the pattern by sharing my second impression about the Cato Institute’s 33rd Annual Monetary Conference: Rethinking Monetary Policy.

Looking over the list, I was reminded of something very wise once shared by a friend. It was so wise, she had to repeat it twice before it sank in. She said whenever she was at a luncheon or other group meetings with moms, those with problem children always sought out advice from others with problem children. Nobody ever seemed to care how she managed to raise four happy and delightful children who got married, are meaningfully employed, and run independently sustainable households of bright, high-achieving grandchildren. They’re giving and compassionate in their churches and communities. Nobody drinks, drugs, fools around, or anything like that.

So, I see that Cato has invited a dude from Greece’s Monetary Policy Council, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mexico, and lots of guys from the United States. Nobody from Australia, New Zealand, or Estonia will be speaking. However, to prove I may be wrong about this, I must admit one dude from Stanford University, the school that conducted the research for the Sovereign Fiscal Responsibility Index, will be speaking.