Why do so many people want others to show them the money? Why don't others understand that money doesn't grow on trees? Why are there so many tempting money-themed clichés out there (that I clearly can't help but use in this post)?
Money magazine, which for decades has been pushing stock investing as a means to a rich retirement filled with luxurious homes, exotic travel and maybe a second career as a vineyard owner, is changing its tune.
As a journalist, however, Henry Blodget is free to opine away, short of engaging in "market manipulation," which is about as easy to define as pornography. That separates him from stock analysts, who remain subject to a bevy of SEC rules and regulations.