My first thought was, “Somebody lost big in the Market”, then I read the article and realized it’s been a hell of a past 9 years. Here are some of the highlights:
– Y2K: We waited, we stockpiled and in the end it all amounted a hill of beans
– Tech bubble bursts: Thousands lose their jobs
– 9/11: The worst day ever. Period.
– Afghanistan: We attack, we declare victory, we are still there.
– Iraq: See Afghanistan…
– Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, Chinese earthquake: It’s like a 1970’s disaster movie on endless loop
– George Bush: He alone could get the decade declared the Decade from Hell
– Housing bubble bursts: Foreclosures, market meltdowns, Madoff
The big question here is, “Will the next decade be better?” In American history if one decade is bad then next is usually good. Typical cycle of win and lose. I wonder though if we’ve finally come to the end of the line. What do you think?