Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Great Depression mania

I used Google News to count the total number of "news" references to the phrase "The Great Depression" in the past 24 hours. The phrase occurred 411 times in that 24-hour period. That includes noteworthy blogs as well as articles that were republications of various newswire articles.

The absolute number means little other than a mania on the part of the media, but I'll check back in a week and see if there is a trend emerging or maybe even vanishing.

Incidentally, there were 1,477 references to "recession" in that same 24-hour period.

-- Jack Krupansky


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