BUSINESS
11/22/2012 12:07 pm ET Updated Nov 22, 2012

Here Are 5 Things To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

There is a dirty little secret about economics writing. The thing that offers the surest path to glory — to front page play for a story, to lots of Web traffic, to a pat on the back from editors — is doom and gloom. When we can point out something that is awful, whether it is a collapsing job market or rising poverty or skyrocketing gasoline prices, the world seems a whole lot more interested in what we have to say. It’s not for nothing they call economics the dismal science.

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