Journeyman Project Dispatches from the Life of Patrick Fowler: Christianity Explored

20Nov/080

What is the Economic Crisis Teaching Us???

"Stocks tumble"
"Dow falls to record low"
"Unemployment at a 3 year high"

The news seems to have a new angle on the same old economic message every day...I wonder sometimes, do they enjoy pushing people toward depression? Is it really necessary to throw the statistical "alarm" out there day after day?

Better yet, what should our views regarding the economy really be? Seriously...what should the stock markets really be telling us? I grow more and more bitter everyday, but not toward the president, or the mortgage lenders. I grow bitter toward the entire "publicly-owned" company philosophy. Sure, the stock market has made a lot of people rich, but isn't there a greater business pursuit than improving the profits of investors? Shouldn't our minds and focus be on the companies that make a consistent profit, but spend their money and their focus on improving the employees they have, rather than on companies who are more likely to cut employee benefits to show greater and greater profits.

I just grow tired of the stock market system...and wonder if there is a better way to channel our business abilities.

"Stocks tumble for second day"

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