Rue in Europe, woes in China (not to mention things getting worse), and everybody's blaming the stars and stripes. Many seem to think the United States has plunged the world into economic limbo and catastrophe.
Haha ... oops.
It seems like by letting housing market run rampant, the U.S. has played the role of the jerk who threw the bottle rockets in the bon fire. That minute where they brandish the fireworks and verbal mull the idea over? Yeah, that's effectively called "Bush's second term." That nerve-wracking couple of seconds everybody watches for the proverbial shit to hit the fan? We'll call that 2008.
Pursuing the metaphor a little further, all huddled around a campfire, the thrower is the only one that really knew how far he or she or it threw that bottle rocket.
Which, of course, inherently knew how bad the big ka-boom was going to be, not to mention the first one to know to run away.
I'm liking this model. Next quarter, I'm running this by my macroecon professor.
And you know for some reason the U.S. is that tone-deaf douchebag with the taped-up acoustic guitar. Now —playing devil's advocate here— what if some that were seated at this G-20-style campfire, spoke out about old America's numb-nutted renditions of "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" and "Smoke on the Water" and "Seven Nation Army?" Let's get really out there. What if everybody else was playing "Wonderful Tonight" and "Stairway to Heaven?"
So with reports of the last month's big bailout working, it looks like as the world is falling to pieces, the Yanks are, yep, once again emerging out on top.
Haha ... oops.