At first I thought it was because people weren't spending money (buying things) like they use to. But that doesn't seem to make sense because if these people had jobs, they would spend excess money. So it almost would seem that people are unemployed, because more and more people are becoming unemployed! You risk losing your job because 20 other people lost their jobs that shop at where you work! So what triggered the cycle of unemployment leading to more unemployment? I feel like I need to be reminded why we are in this mess. Anyone?