Oh sure our economy is sputtering along, and Spain is about to join the European nation’s on life support — and this statement (via Atrios) seems right on the mark:

Before now, I had never really understood how the 1930s could happen. Now I do. All one needs are fragile economies, a rigid monetary regime, intense debate over what must be done, widespread belief that suffering is good, myopic politicians, an inability to co-operate and failure to stay ahead of events.

And oh how they will make us (the others) suffer.

On the other hand.

Taco Bell’s Doritos taco is now officially the chain’s most popular product ever…about 100 million were sold in roughly 10 weeks

USA! USA! USA!