I figuratively and millions and millions of my fellow citizen from this country and around the world do this (picture above and below) as we “invest in a political campaign”. While we buy material objects we enjoy and services that help us function we burn our $$’s in our political system. Yes, if our candidate wins there might be a payoff in terms of our taxes, infrastructure we’re on and/or general life conditions but let’s face it this occurs usually years later if we’re lucky. Years that could get us a return on our investment a whole lot quicker and with a better return if it went into a real market instead. Yet we continue to make this poor investment because in the end the money might get burned or thrown down a sink yet many of us are not investing in our good but the country’s we love. We hope and pray this investment pays off not just for us but for those who live here with us as well. This is quite ironic because those same people we invest for can often use their own $’s to invest in the opposite direction. Ow well I guess that is the marketplace…of ideas. Not a great return in profits but hopefully wealth and love for others.