Michael "Big Short" Burry: After Every Over-Consumption, "A Brutal Hangover Is Inevitable"

On America's day most famous for over-consumption, we thought a few minutes of quiet 'tryptophan-induced' contemplation of the state of our world would be useful. Infamous for his correct predictions of the great recession, Europe's demise, and the collapse of the US financial system (as well as profiting handsomely from being right), Dr. Michael Burry's infamous UCLA commencement speech has much to offer (especially considering Burry is making a come-back - Bill Fleckenstein style - at Scion Asset Management). In this "age of infinite distraction", the painful 'truthiness' of this brief speech stunningly summarizes the ominous truth facing most of the developed (and much of the emerging) world today: "when the entitled elect themselves, the party accelerates, and the brutal hangover is inevitable." A quarter-of-an-hour well spent from a self-described 'chicken-little' who was "just trying to figure it all out".