Note that I'm not making light of Mr Palumbo's usual content via the previous sentence. In fact I realize that his employer probably prefers that he steer away from many controversial issues. That's something I can relate to, all be it on a different level. Specifically, when I decided to start writing a blog (actually many years ago, on Yahoo 360), I did it with a few things understood...
- My employer prohibits me from linking to its official site
- My employer probably prefers that I not mention it by name
- My employer prohibits me from engaging outside business activities without prior written approval
- Since my job requires that I possess certain licenses/registrations, I can't really discuss matters related to specific financial products, securities, etc., as that could appear as being some form of investment advice
None of the above has prevented me from stating opinions, but once in a while I do find myself engaging in some "self-corrective measures" in order to maintain a balance between personal interest and professional obligations. It's a reasonable thing to do, one that allows me to be pig-headed and opinionated but also allows me to continue to pay my bills.
Yes, life is a balancing act, even virtual life.