There is a funny contrast over at NNW. One piece, offers a headline, wherein Harper warns against "panic". Right beside it, a title post, with Harper raising the spectre of the Great Depression to describe the current challenges. In other words, everyone remain calm, but just so you know, prepare for downright economic catastrophe. Nothing soothes jittery markets and consumer confidence like referencing the Great Depression. Should I store up on canned goods or snag the 50 inch plasma? Confusing signals, but then again, contradiction is Harper's forte.