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Forbes: Money: Setting Pessimists Straight. August 17th., 2010

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Forbes Money : Dr. Copper and The Pessimist

Money Dr. Copper And The Pessimists Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein , 05.25.10, 06:00 AM EDT The euro- and Greece-induced drop in copper prices doesn't mean we're in a double-dip recession. At the risk of sounding like conservative curmudgeons who have nothing better to do than to explain why everyone else just doesn't get it, we think one of the main problems the markets are having these days is that there is little understanding of history. The level of anxiety and negativity, by investors, pundits and many analysts, seems out of proportion to the facts. Negativity has reached such high levels that many people seem to have lost perspective. This seems true from a short-, medium- and longer-term points of view. For example, we have seen a proliferation of stories in the m