No Quick and Easy Fix for This Market - by Doug Kass
This will scare you:
Since the housing market's collapse, cheerleading government officials, audaciously bullish strategists, investment bankers, commercial bankers and money managers, extrapolating economists and even irresponsible ratings agencies have felt the economy would not be affected. Skeptics were discredited (and forced to drink cheap tequila on the cold linoleum floor) because, in large measure, worldwide share prices continued to trace a pattern of nearly uninterrupted advances. They were all wrong; the economy has not been unaffected.
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