Remember the stagflation years? Maybe the current world economic environment is just in an enduring
lethargy awaiting the bottom to fall out. Seldom has flat performance lingered as long as it has. Meaningful expansion, under
a zero interest rate strategy has failed. Even much lower oil prices have not jump- started the engine of growth. Prospects
for an upturn and a return to producing constructive activity still seem to be years away. Or is this a permanent outlook
that baffles business executives and frustrates creative entrepreneurs. For the rest of us, waiting and hoping for a viable
economy has become wishful thinking at best.