Without getting too political here, it seems to me that with every presidential election one hears the party out of power describing the economy as being the “worst since the Depression.” And it also seems as if the information presented as journalism by the cable news networks is, shall we say, more aggressive and in-depth when it pertains to the death of Anna Nicole Smith (which at the time was presented as the biggest story in the world by CNN) or a sensational murder or sex scandal.
So that having been said, yes, clearly the economy is taking a beating. But how much of this downturn is being caused by fear-generating cable news infotainers? How much of this is simply a massive panic attack and how much of it is real?
And finally, I’m curious about what you think this all means for the momentum we’ve seen downtown. Is the crash going to kill everything going on in downtown Oklahoma City? If you were looking at buying a home downtown, have you now changed your mind or put your plans on hold? Are you spending less on entertainment downtown? Are you seeing your workplace cutting back?
I fully expect this post to generate no less than 20 responses. Anything less and I won’t share the next fun secret I’ve got with you.
(Yeah, I’m teasing again…)