According to early reports, March unemployment figures are showing that the job market is continuing along its path of moderate growth. If true, this will make 25 consecutive months of private sector job gains in the United States. Analysts and others are cautiously optimistic about the country’s economic recovery.
This is so boring to talk about. This economy is a beast. Millions are un- or under-employed, people’s net worth has shrunk to a fraction of what it was previously, and the social safety net is strained. There’s no immediate relief from this.
Who will fix this? Who will save us?
They say truth is stranger than fiction but sometimes I wish reality followed more closely along fictional lines. If it did a hero would appear over the horizon, ready to overcome the enemy at hand and restore justice to the people. Or perhaps, before losing all hope, I would discover a secret, long dormant object of power, like Nicholas Cage in National Treasure. Maybe it would be a scroll, found somewhere in Africa. Where in Africa–who cares? All that’s important is that it would be just the thing to save the day.