Naked Capitalism giving me the willies

I like to read Yves Smith (much as I like to read Nouriel Roubini) to confirm that I am not going mad and that there is a basis for my financial pessimism and that it comes from people who are rational and better informed than I am. However, deep down, I’m not sure I really believe that bad things are going to happen until I read posts like this:

nakedcapitalism.com/2008/01/ … idbit.html

Bad?

As if what has happened for the last couple of centuries was good! :unamused:

As the Romans were never here, we’ll have to stick with the ‘hasn’t been the same since the vikings were in charge’. But it doesn’t have the same ring!