March 3, 2009

Outside The Box

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For me, what’s poignant about the photo is the way it “emblemizes” how FUBAR the country is as a result of rampant consumption and irrational exuberance.

…And then, it also feels like a book-end to this.

From Newsweek slide show, “The Bare Market.

(image: Justin Sullivan/Getty. caption: The parking lot sits empty at an out-of-business Circuit City store January 27, 2009 in San Rafael, California. The Conference Board announced today that the Consumer Confidence Index fell to 37.7 from a revised 38.6 in December.)

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