It came from C.H. Rosenberg

C.H. Rosenberg’s story “Indicative of Future Results” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 6 May 2022. This story originates with my realization that the modern-day and increasingly digital personal finance community—and especially the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) movement—is one worthy of intensive anthropological study. After all, doesn’t it have all the elements of a modern-day cult? It has its own prophets and evangelists, its peculiar vernacular, its sacred and beloved texts, an undeniable emphasis …

A question for C.H. Rosenberg

Q: What is the scariest or most disturbing story you’ve ever read?

A: The most disturbing stories I read are ostensibly nonfiction, especially the narratives written to justify the unconscionable. Examples include the Requirimiento, asserting Spain’s authority over (read: invasion of) the Americas and often read—in Latin—to Indigenous peoples without any interpreter or even delivered to an empty beach, or Chief Judge Marshall’s justification in Johnson v. M’Intosh that “Conquest gives a title which the Courts of the conqueror cannot deny”.


C.H. Rosenberg’s story “Indicative of Future Results
in Metaphorosis Friday, 6 May 2022.
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May 2022

May 2022

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About C.H. Rosenberg

Writing as an armchair economist, in real life C.H. Rosenberg is a grizzled policy wonk who spent an early career fighting in the trenches of local politics in Southern California. Rosenberg currently works at one of Washington, D.C.’s many alphabet-soup think tanks, brainstorming all sorts of amazing ways to save the planet.


C.H. Rosenberg’s story “Indicative of Future Results
in Metaphorosis Friday, 6 May 2022.
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