We’re really in the thick of it, the mainstream non-financial audience is picking up our Great Recession memes and running with them.
Three examples from the last few weeks:
There’s an NBC show called The New Normal, an economic catchphrase coined by PIMCO to describe the way things will be from now on. Granted, the show is about gay parents or something and not bond yields n’ interest rates, but still… (NBC)
The sick fucks at Fox are about to air a reality show where a company’s employees select one of their own to be laid off. I thought this was an Onion story at first. But it’s real. (Entertainment Weekly)
The Rolling Stones are out with a new single – their first in seven years – about what else, “class tensions.” The title? It’s called Gloom and Doom. (Rolling Stone)
So yeas, we’re practically swimming in it now, it’s spilled over from our research reports and macro strategery and into the national consciousness. We like to see this sort of thing, probably we want more of it.