Staying in Rockford, Illinois, you really learn what it is to live in a depressed economy. Large mansions line the road. I wonder why, though ---- why it is that I cannot find a dignified restaurant. I want to eat eggs this morning. Everyone is surly; no one gets along.
There are no clever ideas. There's a lack of entrepreneurs. It's a society in stagnation. There's a big lesson there:
...once the "magic of the market" loses its pixie dust it's going to be hard to re-ignite the flame.