I was watching the stampede of shoppers on tv, all shopping like crazy on Black Friday, the traditional start to the Christmas shopping season in the US. Stores usually offer discounts to entice Christmas shoppers at this time.
That's what a financial crisis in the US looks like?
One lady's comment jumped out at me. When interviewed, she said something to the effect of, "The country's in recession now, so we are thankful for whatever good sales we can get."
Madam, if you really think you are in a recession, perhaps you may want to consider another economic strategy. It's called stop shopping, save your money, and live with less.