It's funny how I used to have to really search for the underlying economics, both locally and nationally. It was there, but you couldn't just skim the surface. You had to go ten or twenty pages in to find the real news, past the superficial headlines, the sexy gossip, the boosterism.
But it was always there.
So I'd try to find where it addressed some of the problems I was facing, and bring it to my blog.
Nowadays, all I have to do is look at the front page of the business section of the Bulletin. It hasn't made it to the front page of the news section much yet, but it used to not be there at all, or it was so whitewashed as to be unrecognizable.
Now the bad news is so overwhelming that I'm purposely not going more than about two pages in. Just to keep a monitor. A maintenance news level so I don't get surprised. Going ten pages in would just bum me out too much. I can't go there. Or more to the point, I can't live there and still function.
If the absolutely worst of what some of these blogs (Calculated Risk, Mish's, Big Picture) are saying comes true, there isn't much I can do to prepare for it.
All I can do is batten down the hatches.
4 days ago