Pessimism and the Press

| Business Miscellaneous

By Mike Alerding     I am an accountant. There, I said it, I am an accountant. Accordingly, I have a natural inclination to pay attention to numbers when I read reports in the paper (yes, I still read the written word each morning religiously – I still believe it is good to "feel" what you read) and online. I can’t help it. I am drawn to numerical values and conclusions and find myself questioning oddities and wondering why. Why, for example, does the press in this country find ways to make Read more [...]