23 Apr 2004 Little By Little, One Travels Far
Posted at 16:44h in The Friday BriefJ. R. R. Tolkein reminds us that patience is integral to any great undertaking and accomplishment. For the past year, we have watched almost every notable statistic available to determine the current and likely future health of this economy. Most have been mixed to mildly positive with just enough question marks to keep overconfidence in check. The past twelve months are remarkable in their stark contrast to the mood and assumptions of the late nineties, when virtually everything was rosy beyond historical precedent.