I am officially a candidate for President of the United States in 2024 and you should do it also.

I went to the website for the Federal Elections Commission.

I filled out all the paperwork. It took me ten minutes. It cost me zero money. Now I am an official candidate in the eyes of the government. You can search for me there.


- Jerry Seinfeld.

“It’s his first book filled with practical advice that has worked for him and others. I wish I read it when I was a young comedian.” )


After I had gone broke the first time, I booked myself into a hotel room. I wanted to spend a day away from computers, away from my phone, away from people, away from THINGS.

I needed to think. I was scared. I had no money left. I had a huge mortgage payment every month. I would default on the next payment. I would never be able to make a payment again. I had one kid and another kid on the way.

Just two years earlier, even a year earlier, I had $15 million in the bank. The night before, I…


I’m scared. 80,000,000 people are going to be upset tonight no matter who wins the election.

Buildings are boarded up in every major city. Riot gear is being handed out. Security companies are being hired to add protection. Celebrities are going to move to Canada for the 20th election in a row.

The #1 stress being discussed in psychologist’s offices is “political stress”. You cannot help solve the problems we are in if you are anxious or stressed. You cannot be rational if you are not taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, creatively. …


My first instinct last night at the debate I was participating in was to play a joke and ruin the whole debate:

Just RUIN it.

Here’s how:

A) The guy debating me would state his argument

B) I would say immediately, “You know what, you’re absolutely right. You convinced me. “ and then I would just click away.

Ruin the whole show. Shock and awe. And it seemed funny to me.


My article, “NYC is Dead Forever: Here’s Why” was read by over 30,000,000 people.

I can add together the number of people who read it on the various platforms plus the results from all the shares and I actually come up with a much higher number. But I want to be conservative.

It was painful. I calculated that about 95% of readers liked it or were ok with my stance and enjoyed it. But about 5% violently hated it.

That’s about 1,500,000 people hated it. Hated me. For the first three weeks afterward about 10 tweets a second were trashing…


“Why are people so racist against Green people?”

What??

The two producers on the Zoom call were not sure what I was asking about. The audio engineer had muted himself. The other audio engineer was confused because he didn’t grow up in this country.

Even David Banner, known for being a rapper but also an activist, was silent.

“Like the Hulk,” I said, “From the TV show. You picked his name. The Hulk is green.”

“Ahh,” he said, and he laughed. He took the name David Banner 25 years ago for his first album. Named himself after The Hulk.

Named…


I’ve watched the proceedings on Amy Barrett. Normally I would never watch this for obvious reasons. They are super boring.

But, as is common in American politics lately, these proceedings are hilarious.

I’ve never seen an improv group as good as these Senators.

They basically can KILL for eight straight hours. Democrats and Republicans. What talent! What wit!

Senator Hirono asking her if Barrett’s ever settled a sexual harassment case against her. Or the dozens of pictures about the Affordable Healthcare Act.

[NOTE: without a judge to break ties, the ACA provision in question is ALREADY dead in the circuit…


Loraine wrote, “Shame on you, you are the example of ignorance with a platform to express your ignorance.”

I don’t know who she is. But after I wrote my recent article, “Why I Won’t Vote”, she was upset at me:

She wrote:

“We MUST vote to ensure our country’s freedom. You are encouraging to enable the current president’s dictator mind. Shame on you, you are the example of ignorance with a platform to express your ignorance.”

It’s good to be a skeptic. But if you are a true skeptic then most of all you have to be skeptical of yourself…


I’m not going to vote. I’ve never voted in a Presidential election. And in the 34 years that I’ve been allowed to vote, I’ve only voted in two local elections. Once in 1991 and once in 2004.

I’ve been vote shamed all of my life. It’s part of the American religion that if you don’t vote, then you are a bad person.

Right now the country is filled with hate on both sides. I do a variety of activities that help people. But when you get in the mud with a pig the pig gets happy and you get dirty…

James Altucher

For some reason, I’ve turned myself inside out and all my guts have spilled onto my blog. One day I’ll run out of stuff but not yet. http://bit.ly/2blmiaG

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