A snowstorm has blanketed the east coast, causing flight cancellations and disrupted holiday plans. The President is vacationing in Hawaii after a grueling lame duck session in Washington. During this the last week of the year, there will be no economic indicator issues. These are quiet times.
I received an email from a friend of a friend, one of those forwarded things that I swear not to forward on, even though I am threatened with gloom, doom, and decades of bad luck if I fail to spread the word. This electronic version of a chain letter leaves much to be desired until I read to the bottom line that says, “January 1, 2011 can be written as 1-1-11. How much more confirmation do you need to do things differently.” Something to think about but different does not mean polluting cyberspace with more junk e-mail.