After 9/11, the stock market plummeted. However, a less known reality is that 59 days later, on 11/9, the stock market had returned to its pre-9/11 status. Why was that not heralded? Why is the media consistently negative about the US economy, when dips and highs are part of a healthy, growing economy?
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I don't have to ask any questions. I was curious what others think. I talk to some people and they seem to believe everything the media sells -
That is the problem. Too many people believe the regular media and cling to the idea that modern journalism has integrity and "They wouldn't lie to us." What is it they say about a lie of omission? About not telling the whole truth?
Unfortunately everyone does not want the same detail as you and would rather hear about other subjects. I know as an old reporter, I wrote budget stories about how taxpayer money was being spent and most people were interested in paving streets.
Sixteen trillion is just the direct debt due lenders on borrowed money. Add in other unfunded obligations borrowed from future generations, who have been given no choice in the contract, and federal debt far exceeds one hundred trillion. America can
I'd rather read, "In keeping with its historical resilience, the stock market rose another 300 points today." :)
Aticos, your comment reminds me of Pulitzer's call to his artist in Cuba in 1898. "You provide the pictures. I'll provide the War."
Your statement ring true.