This Week’s News 5-17 – 5-21
May 17, 2004

This week we’re going to try something a little different – we’re going to let you, dear readers, source the news, and see what happens. Typically, either Rich or myself will be in charge of sourcing daily news stories on the unfolding Second Great Depression. This website gets between 2,500 – 3,000 visitors on the average weekday, so there is obviously an incredible amount of interest in the subject matter.

Until we recently added this blog section, communication had been rather one-sided, from us to you. With the addition of the blog, communication has become very interactive. Depending on the subject matter, we have received hundreds of comments and very interesting interactive discussions.

As an experiment, (and also so that both Rich and I can take a little break from sourcing the news) this week we’ll let you be the editor. If you visit the site regularly, you know what kind of news we’re looking for. See something interesting that you think others would like to know about? Go ahead and post it in the comments section below. Just copy and paste the link from your browser, and write a short headline. If you feel inspired, a brief summary, or short editorial comments are also welcome. began as an experiment, and we continue forging ahead with the experimental nature that the world wide web has opened up. Here are some headlines to start the morning:

India Market Crashes Overnight

Oil Futures Rise on Bombings in Iraq and Turkey

Mitsubishi to Cut 9000

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New Journal Format Starts Now
November 03, 2003

Welcome to the new Journal format for We hope that this will become a more active and trafficked part of the website, with more frequent updates by myself and partner Richard Lancaster.

The archives of the old journal can still be accessed here: old journal, but recently the pages have fallen into disrepair due to lack of attention. This new system, based on the open source Movabletype engine, is much easier for us update from anywhere on the web. No cumbersome HTML required, which means we can concentrate on the ideas, and get them up quickly. This tool also allows for instantaneous reader feedback.

As editor of this website, I often receive information and notes from readers that are interesting and that I feel would be of value to other readers as well. But due to time constraints, they often times get buried in my inbox, never again to see the light of day. With this new system, reader feedback is also instantaneous. You can comment on anything that we write, and you can comment on comments, as well. And you can do so anonymously, if you please.

We hope this will become a more active community for those interested in the various aspects of the unfolding of the Second Great Depression.

If you’re a regular reader, please take the time now to test out the site – just say hi – let us know you’re out there. It is for you that we continue to maintain the site.


Michael Nystrom

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