Oh my God, we’re finally going to get to stop prefacing every discussion of the economy with “in these difficult economic times.”
Maybe! Maybe. The Dow just hit 13,000, which it hasn’t done since May of 2008 (back when Lehman Brothers was still a thing that existed). So, since before the recession. The surge is thought to be because of optimism about the economy and strong corporate earning reports at home, as well as the recent Greek bailout deal. And The Wall Street Journal says “basically, 13000 is now nothing more than a mile marker on the Dow’s road higher. ” If nothing else, this means that people are once again feeling optimistic about the economy.
We should probably wait a while to see if the rally has staying power, but, fuck that. Go tell your cousin who has been looking for a job since they graduated in 2009 that there might be some, again, someday, far in the future. For now, here’s some stuff you should wear. And here is a song.