Economicane vs. Hurricane

In a constant effort to connect the big stories shaping your world, it’s Hurricane vs. Economicane:

Hurricane — Gulf Coast residents forced to flee, carrying boxes of their prized belongings to safety.

Economicane — Investment bankers forced to flee, carrying boxes of desk nicknacks to poverty.

Hurricane — Government implores affected citizens to evacuate. Please, Don’t ride it out.

Economicane — Government implores affected citizens to stay put. Please, ride it out.

Hurricane — Swirling Doppler blobs.

Economicane — Plunging Dow charts.

Hurricane — Survivors praying on rooftops.

Ecoomicane — Investors praying on ledges.

Hurricane — Dazed locals sifting through smashed, worthlesss trailers.

Economicane — Dazed financiers sifting through smashed, worthless portfolios.

Hurricane — Reporters in pricey rain gear struggle to explain what’s happening.

Economicane — Reporters in pricey suits struggle to explain what’s happening.

Hurricane — Don’t worry, my friends, FEMA’s doing a heckuva job.

Economicane — Don’t worry, my friends, the fundamentals are sound.

Hurricane — Dang. Home Depot just ran out of plywood.

Economicane — Dang. Lehman Bros. just ran out of money.

Hurricane — Government flies weather experts into the eye of the storm.

Economicane — Government flies lawyers into the eye of the storm.

Hurricane — Bloated, oversized windstorm leaves behind a big mess.

Economicane — Bloated, overpaid CEOs leave behind a big mess.

 Hurricane — Deputies go house to house, looking for survivors

Economicane — Deputies go house to house, handing out foreclosure notices.

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