I recently returned from Nicaragua, where I was attending the second Rancho Santana Sessions. We had a good group of people — both presenters and attendees — and there were free-ranging discussions about the future of opportunity in America. Some folks expressed pessimistic views, some optimistic views…sometimes this back-and-forth continued into the wee hours of the morning at La Finca y El Mar, the restaurant by the sea. Though we did not plan it ahead [...] Of Optimism and Pessimism appeared in the Daily Reckoning . Subscribe to The Daily Reckoning by visiting signup for an Agora Financial newsletter .