Every so often some Web content describes complex situations with breathtaking simplicity. For example, the Great Recession in mid-2010 is brought to a single point by this Wall Street Journal article's sidebar/photo caption:
In the wake of Friday's disappointing jobs report, Neal Lipschutz and Phil Izzo discuss new predictions that it could be many years before the nation's unemployment rate reaches pre-recession levels. Plus, test-driving the new Porsche Hybrid SUV.
There it is, then, as the emperor says in Amadeus: the unemployed, and the wealthy. It's like a cartoon for a class warfare argument, pairing up the working class, unemployed or scared of being so, alongside their corporate masters. Or it's a guide to market reach for a marketing textbook - appeal to as wide an audience as possible!
And it's simply 2010: persistent, bad unemployment; technological innovation; the continued appeal of cars in an age supposedly moving away from carbon.