"As Wall Street goes, so goes the nation. And here's a look at the closing numbers – racism's up, human rights are down, peace is shaky, war items are hot - the House claims all ties. Jobs are down, money is scarce – and common sense is at an all-time low with heavy trading." -Gil Scott-Heron "b-movie"(1980's)
From where i'm sitting doesn't look like much has changed since the 80's.