Managing Expectations Around New Job Creation in America

To save money, Heather Nelson, a lawyer, has harvested vegetables from her plot at a community garden in Austin, Tex. Erich Schlegel for The New York TimesEconomic recovery is defined differently by Cultural Creatives and Moderns.

Bottom line, CC’s are happy to embrace a new frugality, one that’s kinder to the environment and perhaps our souls, too.

The Moderns are deeply concerned that America won’t return to her free-spending, mortgage the farm, consumption habits.

Besides the values shift trending through America, many Americans are afraid to spend. Reality is, says the NYTimes that A Reluctance to Spend May Be the Recession’s Legacy.

It’s a good thing to see our economic woes lifting. but there’s that old expression “It’s not over until the fat lady sings.”

I learned a long time ago — but definitely in November 2006 — you can’t go home again. Anne