Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In memory: Bennet Sedacca and Thomas Dorman

"Don't fight the darkness; bring the light, and darkness will disappear" - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

It may seem difficult to pay tribute to someone who you've never even met, but I think it is important to honor the people who have been a force for good in this life. This post is dedicated to the lives of Bennet Sedacca (who died suddenly this week at age 50) and Thomas Dorman (who also died unexpectedly last week at age 72).

Bennet Sedacca was a professional investor and writer. His articles appeared regularly at, and were often circulated throughout the web by other investors, traders, and bloggers.

In recent months, Sedacca wrote frankly about corruption in the new bailout economy and an encroaching socialism put in place through a mixture of poor judgement and undemocratic policies from above.

It was his great hope that the USA would not go too far down this terrible road, that we would somehow right ourselves as a society, and that his profession (Wall Street investor services) would reclaim its honor and refocus on serving its clients and their goals.

Thomas Dorman, MD, was a very interesting person who was (unfortunately) unknown to me until his recent passing.

Lew Rockwell has provided a very worthwhile post in memory of Dorman's life at the Mises economics blog (see above link), with an added link to a recent podcast interview he did with Dr. Dorman on "The Medical Mess".

I don't know much about Thomas Dorman's unique views on medicine, but I do know that his ideas on government intervention in healthcare are highly relevant to what is going on in the healthcare industry (think about that term for a moment) at this time.

Please listen to this articulate discussion and you'll hear why Dr. Dorman, using his professional and personal insight, was so forthright in speaking out about the changes going on in this country today.

I hope you'll take a few moments (or more) to not only learn about Bennet Sedacca and Thomas Dorman, but to also think about how you can, in your own way, work to "bring the light".