Sunday, November 30, 2008

Best Headline I Read Today

"Brother, Can You Spare Me the Comparisons" in the print edition of this Flint Journal article about the comparisons of today to the Great Depression.

The subtitle of the article was good, too: "For Survivors of Great Depression, Today's Troubles Seem Puny."

Great opening: To those who lived through the Great Depression -- people now in their 80s and 90s -- today's economic conditions don't come close to rivaling the distress of the Great Depression."When I see that on the TV, I say to myself, 'You don't know a thing,'" said Flint resident Peggie Chisolm, 92, laughing.

Prediction: Great Depression II will be as big of a non-event as Y2K, or maybe even a bigger non-event.

7 Comments:

At 11/30/2008 11:09 PM, Blogger bobdobalino said...

GD Y2K+8.

 
At 12/01/2008 12:07 AM, Blogger bob wright said...

Geez, say it ain't so.
I was hoping to eat all the dehydrated food I bought 1999 rather than stand in the bread lines of GDII.

 
At 12/01/2008 6:43 AM, Blogger 1 said...

Well that, "Memories of the Great Depression..." is nice for its anecdotes...

Its always good to get an idea of what was what by the folks that actually dealt with the real depression...

Personally though I liked Michael Fumento's Barack Obama and the FDR-Great Depression Myth better for the overall picture of the situation...

Fumento links to a very educational piece by Gene Smiley (emeritus professor of economics @ Marquette University): Great Depression

 
At 12/01/2008 8:49 AM, Blogger RightMichigan.com said...

Nothing wrong if you've still got canned fruits and vegetables lining the walls of the basement pantry... "just in case."

;)

--Nick
www.RightMichigan.com

 
At 12/01/2008 9:09 AM, Blogger QT said...

Canned fruit & veggies?

...crack open the wine cellar is more like it! :)

 
At 12/01/2008 11:31 AM, Blogger 1 said...

"Canned fruit & veggies?"...

Yeah qt, you know, California residents...:-)

 
At 12/01/2008 5:59 PM, Blogger Joni said...

I was also very happy to see that article, and the perspective from someone who was there and knows that we aren't in the bread-line mode yet! I get tired of hearing the comparisons too and was more than a little shocked (and happy!)that such a common sense article appeared in the FLINT JOURNAL.

 

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