Oct 30, 2007

Justin Fox on past prophets of doom

We have heard such pronouncements of impending doom before, of course. Howard Ruff's How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years was a top seller in 1979. Ravi Batra's The Great Depression of 1990 hit No. 1 in 1987. Ruff's book did in fact ring in several very bad years, and there was a recession in 1990. But doom was averted, the economy came roaring back both times, and the lesson learned was that betting against the continued prosperity of the U.S. was a losing strategy.

~ Justin Fox, "The Armageddon Gang," Time, April 9, 2007

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