They're all just statistics. Recession is when your neighbor loses his job, depression is when you lose your job, recovery is when Obama loses his job.
It's amazing what getting out of the care of the Scottish National Health Service can do for your life expectancy.
"Mostly, nature looks after itself, if you let it. If you arrange things correctly, nature will do all the hard work for you, but it takes a lot of careful thought, planning, attention to detail, and a little experimentation. In other words, we're all doomed." -- finley