How hard is it for "people" to realize that the US and EMU are in a "DEPRESSION"? How hard is that to swallow? I mean, how many "people" and "companies" will continue to deny this and continue business as if nothing is going on? I have been advising my clients to re-structure since 07, to thin out the wasted expenses and to become a lean and mean machine. I'm also advising my clients to only cut wasted cash out flows....not "CUT BACK IN SPENDING". Big difference. Putting cash to work and growing their business is the most important task in the next decade. Every single one, regardless of the country they are in, agree and have A: admitted that the world economy is beyond a recession and the US, EMU are in a depression. B: they have cut wasted cash out flow. C: They are putting hard money to work in expanding in key arenas and aggressively moving in on the weaker competition. D: they are also creating "NETWORKS" of Business Partners to build relationships with and to help each other grow revenue. My strategy is call "Knights of the Round Table". Nothing new, not reinventing the wheel. All my clients are Privately Held companies. They are not subjected to the same "Shit" public traded companies are, mainly the volatility of the stock market effecting their companies profits or capitalization. Many are ESOPs and many have private Investors (which I find ) that have private holdings in these companies. So far, the majority have not only weathered this Economic Storm but they are growing their revenue quarter over quarter. All the people have to do in the US is adopt a similar model to live by with their own finances and careers. Individuals need to try and have multiple income streams, preferably work for themselves or as 1099 on all income streams. They should build a "Knights of the Round Table" and work on building those relationships and growing their personal income. They should cut back on wasteful debt......Car-should be paid off , If you can't afford a 100k car in cash, DONT BUT THE FUCKING THING! Stop pretending you ROLL and stop spending 100x one's earings. It amazes me. The truth is going to bitch slap so many in this country and the EMU in the next few quarters, it isn't even funny. No matter how bad things get, money is always made in all kinds of Industry.