Good article in the NYT for all the gloom and doomers out there who are playing chicken little and the sky is falling. The economy is doing what is very natural like I have been saying since the beginning of this mess. Take away all that excess equity that people had and the economy will settle in to where it would have been naturally without all that excess equity. Americans were trained to stop saving ... which is sad. Those who are blaming George Bush are merely naive when it comes to economics. Though Bush could have helped here and there ... this was inevitable. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/28/opinion/28roach.html?_r=2&ref=opinion The sky is not falling at all ... America just needs to go on the financial diet that will now be forced upon them. Those WalMart videos show the problem all to well ... too many who think they have to have everything out there. Back in the 1700 and 1800's we were worried about food and shelter and now we worry about plasmas, cell phones, laptops and ipods. A painfull lesson perhaps ... but we did it to ourselves.