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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 06:33 PM

Weekend Economists Ring in the Old, Wring Out the New: Dec. 30, 2011 to Jan. 2, 2012

Another New Year already....I'm still waiting for the last one, which must either be on back order, or held hostage in some 3rd world nation. Maybe even here! We qualify as a third world nation nowadays, a Banana Republic, without the bananas. Is that store still in business? I haven't been to a mall in ages, having fallen out of the demographic which malls choose to serve. Or more likely, the malls have changed demographics because people my age know better than to buy crap.

Yes, I'm still in Bah, Humbug! mode. Perhaps the soggy, foggy, bone-chilling weather out here has something to do with it. Well, when the Big Depression sets in, music can take us away to a better time and place. So we are saluting Judy Collins, that Irish Nightingale, because singing is better than wine for what ails you, or at least, goes well with it.

The woman is so photogenic, it's hard to pick just one photo. Google Judy Collins Image and see what I mean.

This one looks rather recent.

And as for picking one tune--impossible! So let's start with one best suited for a New Year celebration:



And I suppose, as a form of medicine, we will have to interleave some economic news and opinion...post what you got!

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