Nothing Will Ever Be Good Again

Nothing Will Ever Be Good Again

For more than a century, the pace of growth was reliably resilient, bouncing back after recessions like a car returning to its cruising speed after a roadblock. Even after the prolonged Great Depression of the 1930s, growth eventually returned to an average pace of more than 3 percent a year. But Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, citing the Congressional Budget Office, said on Wednesday that the government now expected annual growth to average just 2.1 percent, about two-thirds of the previous pace.

Perhaps, after you have imported your dreams directly into an Oculus Rift, you could grant Facebook the rights to them in perpetuity in exchange for a single share of stock, which you could then maybe one day sell to pay your record-high rent, since there is clearly no other hope for the future.