But the best of times? Well, yeah. You would think that all of this would have a major impact on economy. But it just doesn't seem to be the case - yet, anyway. Unemployment numbers seems to be pretty stable. Thanks to the Fed, interest rates are actually shrinking. Yes, gas prices are high - but other than that inflation seems to be in check. Even the IPO market came roaring back with an $18 billion IPO from Visa - the largest ever.
Heck, the only folks that seem to be suffering these days are the burglars and that's because there's no market for their stolen goods ("everybody has everything now" is the quote of a frustrated thief). For the rest of us, that's a good problem to have.
Of course I could be missing the boat and this could just be the off-base personal oberavations from someone living in the bay area bubble. Remember this is the place where the housing market continues to stay the course (for now), layoffs are more rumor than fact and VC's and start-ups continue to thrive. But I don't think so.
I don't hear anything different from my friends scattered across the country. It seems to me that the response to the financial calamity that is occurring before our very eyes is a collective shrug. Not that I'm advocating anything different. It just seems, well, odd.
So these are the best of times and the worst of times then. Fine. I can live with that. In fact it's good. No harm, no foul. Everyone keeps on keeping on. Great. That works for me. No problemo. Um.....so why am I nervous?