A Ray of Sunshine in a Land of Clouds

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Photo: Patrick McMullan

Is that Hopium we smell? The blogger at Calculated Risk, who snuffles through economic data in search of morsels of misery the way certain dogs hunt for truffles, has put together a set of figures and graphs about the housing market and car sales that point the way toward "rays of sunshine in a very dark season"! Of course, his commenters couldn't stand being cut off from their daily dose of pessimism: "Just understand that a little brighter news prevents everyone from eating each other now rather than later." Amazing how much some people are looking forward to cannibalism. Not us. [Calculated Risk]