Dead Green Shoots
I've been very skeptical about the "recovery" and last year's Bizarro Rally for quite some time, so I finally felt moved to dig into this on Fool.com: We've Killed the Green Shoots. What Now? We shouldn't give up, of course, but I do believe we need to address the realities out there, unpleasant as they may be, and start pondering a return to long-term thinking and responsible behavior.
Also, please check out the excellent piece Fools Dayana Yochim and Ilan Moscovitz published today: Don't Let Washington Kill Shareholder Rights. The article includes a nifty petition, too, so Fools can make their anger known. Eleventh-hour attempts to weaken corporate governance provisions, yeah, I'm pretty sure there's some good reason for some anger.
Sorry if some of this is a little bleak for a Friday, I hope all Fools have a good weekend.