The Great Recession

A comprehensive summary of world and U.S. economies:

…the world is currently undergoing an economic shock every bit as big as the Great Depression shock of 1929-30.

Looking just at the US leads one to overlook how alarming the current situation is even in comparison with 1929-30.

The good news, of course, is that the policy response is very different. The question now is whether that policy response will work.

John Mauldin

Not a single top executive of a Wall Street securities firm responsible for causing the financial crisis has had the courage or the decency to step forward in front of the cameras and explain to the American people in his own words exactly how and why he allowed his firm to cause the crisis.