A worthy counterpoint to the all-to-frequent exortations of disaster we’ve heard lately.
Daniel Gross, writing for Slate, did a little research to determine if the current financial crisis is really as bad as the Great Depression. His conclusion: no, not nearly as bad. Stop the melodrama!
Update: Tom Friedman, on the other hand, has decided to encourage people to do precisely the opposite of what a good many educated people have suggested, and stoke the fires of hysteria.