Chris from Wander without Being Lost gave me permission to post this commentary from his Facebook:
People wonder why we didn't go into another great depression... well here it is. The economic straights we would be in would have been so much worse. The depression from the 30s was caused by the same industry that caused our recent economic melt down. Banking, and to a certain extent is not at times concerned with the long term affects of their practices. To deny that is to intentionally overlook
this same pattern throughout recorded history. Our economic recovery will happen, and in time an economic collapse will happen again. The important thing to remember is that at the end of the day the vast majority of people want the same things; we want our family, friends, and selves to be happy healthy safe and free!