It’s been a struggle to find any good news this week. The weather has been dreary. Earth Day was a big bust and gas prices keep going higher. Most Americans are fed up with the bad economy and were hoping that Spring would mark some imprevements. Alas, it seems that despite the heroic efforts of our leaders in Washington, there just doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Gas prices are up. Food prices are up. What are we expected to do when the only people getting raises are prison guards in California. Is this what the President promised?
Some folks are saying that all this bad news could tip the economy. I hope that’s good news.
Boy, it’s enough to get you really depressed. Surely there is some good economic news? After a great deal of effort, I managed to find that there is one segment of the economy that thinks we are getting better. I’m not sure how good this is as an economic indicator but beggers can’t be choosers. Apparently if you want to get divorced bad enough, you will decide that the economy is improving. It’s working to make things better for lawyers.
Around the world, people are dealing with the bad economy in other ways. A man in China demonstrated remarkable resiliance with bad economic times and provides an example for Americans. Maybe we don’t need that four bedroom Cape Cod with a picket fence after all.
Boomers are used to driving the economy and breaking new ground. Now that they are beginning to retire we begin to see that they aren’t content with their father’s retirement. That’s not good enough. Boomers do it different. They retire to new jobs.
Many Baby Boomers retire to new job
And we close the news for this week with the antithesis of baby boomers- Justin Bieber- a trendmaker if I ever saw one. Don’t expect him to respond to your Twitter. You might as well expect to win the lottery.