Five Ways to Get Ready For The Next Great Recession

In 1973, Six Flags Over Georgia introduced the Great American Scream Machine, which was, at the time, the largest and fastest roller coaster in the world. Riders were ratcheted to the top of a hill then dropped to the earth below. Thinking that the worst was over, riders soon found out there was much more to come and were dropped once again. Within two more minutes, the ride was over, back where it started. This classic roller coaster is still there, dwarfed by several other taller and faster coasters. In 2008, we began the Great Recession. By December 2008, many thought the worst was over, only to be dropped once more a few months later. Within a few years, we were back where we started. This is where the parallel ends. Riders on the Great American Scream Machine volunteered to be there. Participants in the Great Recession did not.

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