WHAT CAN 44 BILLION BUY? by Art Smukler, MD, author & psychiatrist

Well, it can of course buy Twitter. Just ask Elon Musk. Is it fun, Mr. Musk, having millions of people furious that you have so much control? I don’t think that it really bothers him. Perhaps being the richest man in the world or sadly now the 2nd richest, buys a lot of FU money? Also, he can afford the mere 44 bill. If you’re angry at him, just drop off Twitter. Not so complicated. If everyone ignored Twitter it would soon be worth 0 Billion. On the other hand, he really makes a great car. Seriously, Tesla is terrific. Spend your time reading about E cars and ignore Twitter. Maybe that’s the solution?

But, let’s think about it. What can 44 billion buy? 20 or so Empire State buildings. Really! It would cost approximately 1.4 billion to buy one.

It can buy ocean liners, many many planes, Fortune 100 companies like Kraft and Ford etc., thousands of houses, it can get millions of homeless people off the street, build dozens and dozens of acute psychiatric hospitals, and on and on.

So everyone. Come up with a new good idea. Make some money. Buy what you want. If people are angry that you’re driving around in a Tesla rather than a beater, that’s their problem. It would also be nice if you donated your new found millions and billions to build psychiatric hospitals and help get the psychiatrically ill a safe place to get treatment so they can pay it back and become productive and happy.

Also, buy NINE NORTH and THE REAL STORY. You’ll love them.

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I’ve been busy putting the final touches on, NINE NORTH, my latest novel, due to come out next week, but all I can think about is Elon Musk’s latest tweet advocating that all his followers should vote Republican. Elon Musk said that he wants to put Trump back on Twitter. It is horrifying!

Can you imagine if Musk took the 42 billion dollars that he used to purchase Twitter to help get the homeless off the streets or build new psychiatric hospitals or fight cancer or support women’s rights?

Vote for ethical honest candidates!

Liz Cheney is a person whose political ideas don’t all mesh with mine. But, she is a person who had the courage to stand up to the Republican bullies and Trumpies who are on the verge of ruining our country.

In my mind she is a hero.

So is Obama.

So is Joe Biden.

Don’t let greed and bigotry win. Vote for truthful, honorable people.

Tuesday is the day. If you haven’t yet voted, do it now.

After the election, check out THE REAL STORY, a mystery. Next week, get ready for NINE NORTH.