An Economy in Crisis
Ok, Ok, so I haven't published in a long time. Between the kids, and a surgical Sub-internship, I've been a little bit preoccupied. However, I think that it's time for another post. This will lean a little more towards economics than healthcare, but I think that it's crucial at the current juncture to understand what is happening in the economy.Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) crashed down over 500 points, the worst loss since trading resumed after 9/11. Financial giants Lehman Bros. and Merril1-Lynch essentially fell apart, with one going into bankruptcy and the other being bought out. AIG and Wachovia are still looking a little shaky. The government has actually seized control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the largest government takeover of companies ever. Gas spiked again in the face of plummeting commodity prices, especially oil. What's the deal?The [More...]
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