Wealth is not created by financial manipulation, the trading of equities or the financing of banks.
The media lemmings, the same ones that encouraged you to get a second mortgage, buy a McMansion and spend, spend, spend are now falling all over themselves to out-mourn the others. They are telling everyone to batten down, to cut back, to freeze and panic. They’re looking for stories about this, advice about this, hooks about this.
Seth Godin in The economy, the press and the paradox
(abt. godin und haque bei geburt getrennt)