Monday, August 10, 2009

Searches, News on "Great Depression" Are Ending

The chart above (click to enlarge) shows Google Trends for the term "Great Depression" (last 12 months).

This chart shows Google Trends for: "Great Depression" (blue line), "recession" (red line) and "layoffs" (orange line).

MP: After peaking last October, both the Google search volume (top line) and news reference volume (bottom line) have fallen to the lowest levels in a year (see top chart above, click to enlarge).

The bottom chart shows a similar pattern for all three terms/words together: Great Depression, recession and layoffs. I think these Internet traffic patterns confirm that the worst is behind us, and that the exaggerated comparisons of today's economic conditions to the Great Depression are beginning to wind down.

Originally posted at Carpe Diem.


At 8/10/2009 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I think these Internet traffic patterns confirm that the worst is behind us..."

I think these Internet traffic pattersn confirm that the national 'news' media will ceaselessly regurgitate Democrat talking points. During an election cycle, which corresponds to your graphs, we were in another "Great Depression". Now, the news readers working for the multinational media conglomerates dutiful report a narrative of "recovery".

At 8/10/2009 10:24 PM, Anonymous The Cynic said...

"Searches, News on "Great Depression" Are Ending"
Too bad the depression is not ending

At 8/10/2009 11:44 PM, Blogger Bill said...

Anon: My thoughts exactly. The media complex had to gin up the crisis in order to get their hero elected. I wonder how things might have been reported differently had it been October 2012 rather than October 2008...


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