Sort of continuing a thread I started yesterday, here is a post from Chip Ward on Tomdispatch. He tackles the questions of whether bigger is really better and whether any long term benefit can come from trying to reset the economy to what it was before last fall (or December 2007 when they say the current downturn actually began). He has some very good points to make. Some of it parallels our conversation over coffee this morning. We have become accustomed to a world in which jobs were plentiful and all you had to do was walk into someplace and put in an application to get a new one when the old one disappeared or became unsatisfying. We have become accustomed to thinking that tomorrow will always be better than today, that we will always have more of whatever our hearts desired. We have learned to not consider the negative possibilities, not to consider 'What if I can't find a new job, (or I can't find a job(s) that will allow me to earn enough to pay all my bills, or... fill in your favorite nightmare.)
Not much else to comment on today so I will continue piecing the first baby quilt. Should have some pictures soon.