Fiscal Cliff Apocalypse

Post Fiscal CliffFor weeks now, Dean Baker has been sarcastically noting the apocalypse that news agencies like the Washington Post were predicting. Today, as I walked to the grocery store, I saw kids playing at the skateboard park—it was a nice day.

And yet: we had gone over the Fiscal Cliff! The sun shine?! The bird songs?! The utter lack of lakes of molten sulfur?! How could this be?!

So I decided to write to the brilliant Dr. Baker:

I don’t know how things are on the east coast, but here in California: burned out cars, corpses litter the landscape. I can’t believe we went over the fiscal cliff.

The horrors!


PS: Happy new year and thanks for all your help this last year!

He responded in kind:

Pretty good—could only read this on power from the backup generator—running low on water.

Happy New Year,


Donations can be sent to:

Center for Economic and Policy Research
1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009

Let’s all get through this together.

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Frank Moraes is a freelance writer and editor online and in print. He is educated as a scientist with a PhD in Atmospheric Physics. He has worked in climate science, remote sensing, throughout the computer industry, and as a college physics instructor. Find out more at About Frank Moraes.

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