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opinion | Richard S. Grossman

Historically, October is the month for economic crises

Financial fall

Ever since Adam named the animals, humans have been good at sticking labels on things — including on the calendar. From Columbus Day to National School Lunch Week to National Cybersecurity Month to the International Year of the Child, every disease, ethnicity, job category, member of the family, and hobby seems to have its own day, week, month, or year.

With all these commemorative dates crowding the calendar, it seems strange that no one has bothered to label October “Financial Crisis Month” — especially with the United States nearly defaulting on its debt last week.

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