Monday, March 24, 2008

The US economy: an apt metaphor

For some reason, the coverage of the US phantom recession on BBC World today made me associate the state of the US economy with a depressed cat: both are subjective states of existence, inscrutable to all but a few experts, and involve mysterious and often tenuous cures which the subjects themselves are powerless to enact.

On a tangential train of thought, the news coverage of the state of the US economy is coincidentally comparable to Schrödinger's depressed cat: "While we're thinking outside the box here, the US economy could be doing well. But it could ALSO be doing poorly. Or, it could be doing well. Then again, it COULD be trending downwards. On the other hand, it..." (Repeat ad nauseam)

Pic from Stock Exchange:

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