Can someone explain to me how or why people seem to think the economy is the stock market? I mean, I know the are 2 very different things, but I'm reading and watching the news and I'm just amazed by what I see. People are talking like everything's going to be ok now. All the world's governments are aligned policy wise and "We're on our way back!" Stop...NO, we still on our way down. When will people understand that there is no quick fix and this time, it's going to get a lot uglier before it gets better. IN all honesty, even the people on the news are acting very stupid by talking as if we have seen the light! Housing will be screwed up for a long time The US auto industry is dying Demand for goods & services is falling worldwide People are losing their jobs None of this will be "fixed" by gov't policy. It will just take time for it all to work itself out.