We are on a rollercoaster ride that has yet to start back up the hill. This is becoming a disturbing trend, one that I believe started with the unbridled greed of the Reagan years, continued in the later Bush/Clinton eras, and capped with the unchecked corporate raiding and mortgage bubble of the Bush II years. This has always been the problem with the "global economy." If one of the large players goes down, the entire system is suddenly at risk. It's bad enough that our corporations pay workers in India/Mexico/SKorea/Indonesia .10 an hour to make our shoes or take our computer troubleshooting calls, while CEOs take millions in bonuses. Now, these countries are even going to lose those jobs as well, and it's going to get worse.