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Paul Krugman says our chances of global economic meltdown are only 50/50

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What's more likely than me winning the lottery but less likely than me finishing watching Big Trouble in Little China on Netflix tonight? A global recession! That's right, a global economic meltdown may well be on the way. 

Economist Paul Krugman told Bloomberg News today that the risk of a global recession is "quite high, maybe fifty percent," which isn't exactly good. Just one month ago, Krugman ball-parked the global marketplace's chance of recession at one in three, but the Eurozone's looming debt collapse and stagnant employment rates forced his Nobel Prize-winning sensibilities towards the semi-doomsday side. Basically, from an economist's perspective, "this is a very bad scene."

I guess it's all just conjecture, but fifty-fifty sounds like pretty bad odds. But don't let that dampen your spirits! That can only make things worse. I've read some instructions on how to help our economy on eHow. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go buy something.