The Story of 2007
The economic story of 2007 isn't Facebook being worth $15bn, its not the subprime mess and the resulting credit crunch, its not the fact that the US economy seems eerily similar to where we were in 1975.
Its been happening for a while, but we are seeing it in droves now. If you need capital, lots of it, don't look here in the US. Money is tight and assets are cheap in the US these days. Go to China, Russia, or the Middle East. That's where the capital is and when they look at the US, they see a bargain.
I could talk about the boneheaded economic polcies that got us into this situation, but I am not in the mood. We are where we are.
Its time to admit that the US is a global superpower in hock to parts of the world that should make us nervous. That's the story of 2007.