The world is coming to an end!

Well, that’s what some financial writers would have you believe—articles about the year-ending triple-digit losses in the Dow, the somber finale to a year full of mortgage debacles and credit trouble.  Add to that the recent drama over a slow retail holiday season (don’t hear much about that any more huh?) and you’ve got a recipe for the end of the WORLD!  Oh the humanity!

People! The Dow ended up almost 7% for the year- right around the average since its inception.  Plus, the market’s currently on a little downturn—something that happens often—that will correct itself and return to more respectable numbers shortly.

I haven’t figured it out yet, but people evidently want the economy to tank.  Why?  Perhaps because their so anti-Bush that they want everything to do to hell in a handbasket under his watch and can’t comprehend why the economy has been in such good shape over his watch (low unemployment, high productivity, big gains in stocks since 2002).  I just hope people have the foresight to take stories like the above one with a grain of salt—it’s not the end of the world, just the end of a year.

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