NEW YORK CITY ARCHIVES

Some Good Things About The New Depression

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The tumbling of the economy into a giant international toilet bowl isn’t all bad, paupers–I mean people. Here are some positive aspects of the horrid fiscal crisis:

*You can get a cab.

*You can get a table.

*Lots of leisure time.

*No more crowds to push through in Times Square.

*No more clutter. (You sold all your things.)

*No more clashing accessories. In fact, no more accessories at all.

And, of course, my favorite…

*You don’t feel inferior to rich people anymore. There aren’t any!

So stop complaining, folks, and enjoy the freedom!

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 22, 2009

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