The end is coming...in 2012

The Mayan prophesy predicts the end of the world in 2012, but our readers reckon it will signal the end of the global financial crisis.

The end is coming...in 2012

The global economy could be back to pre-crisis growth levels by 2012, according to respondents to our web poll last week. The news will cheer Barack Obama, who will be running for re-election just as confidence returns and history suggests that incumbents never lose when the economy is doing well.

Some of our readers were even more confident, with a few predicting we’d be back to full steam by the end of this year. That seems optimistic. The...

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