The parties are over, and we got through the New Year and the Inaugural. Everyone in Washington is back at work and ready to make great things happen.
Not so fast. A lot has happened since the start of 2009, a convenient time to look back over the economy for a lot of reasons. It was the start of Obama’s presidency, but more importantly it was when the financial collapse triggered by the fall of Lehman Brothers really hit the economy in general. It was the start of final phase of this Depression. So how are we doing?
It’s worth looking back if for no other reason than to make a few predictions – or at least know what to look for in 2013. Let’s break it down.