Monday, December 1, 2008

In case you were wondering...

...the recession started two years one year (I R SMRT) ago. I think that roughly coincides with everyone, besides economists, agreeing that "Gee, the economy seems pretty sucky." But you can't say recession, because that's a technical term and you need two years to confirm it. Well great. I'm all for precision in language, but if can't use the word until it's blindingly obvious to everybody but Phil Gramm, can we just leave the word out of public discourse?

The fact that everyone spent the last couple years going "Well, technically..." instead of doing something about it is fairly infuriating.