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Bubblicious? OMG, Give It A Rest!

A humorous article was contributed for today’s NYT Op-ed Section on what else?: Bubble? What Bubble? [1] The piece made me chuckle and stirred a lot of discussion. But now Bubble-speak has really gotten out of hand.

opedchart [2] Source: [NYT]

The usually staid and conservative Wall Street Journal used “Bubblicious” [Warning: Paid Subscription] [3] in an article today.

Economists believe that such bubblicious markets could see home prices fall.

And this quote linked to an another well-written article using the jargon Bubble-Metrics: Economists Handicap Housing Markets [Warning: Paid Subscription] [4]

bubblelevel [5]
Bubblicious? Bubble-metrics? I think we have gone from simple concern to plain giddiness.

Here are some rational thoughts of bubbleosity:
The Bubble in Bubbles [6]