This article looks for the silver lining in the cloud of economic doom. Some of the points are a bit dubious, but I agree with the creative one: I'm seeing a lot of folks try cyberfunded creativity because they're under- or unemployed, broke, and hey it might make them some money.
Reasons to Be Cheerful
NEW YORK--It's the end of the world as we know it and, while I can't say I exactly feel fine, it's all too easy to dwell on the downward spiral of our job prospects and 401(k)s. Even in the midst of economic collapse (possibly presaging political disintegration and ultimately social chaos), there's cause for optimism. And so, in the same spirit of contrarianism that drove me to declare the boom economy of the late 1990s a sham we'd all live to regret, here are nine good reasons not to kill yourself over the economic meltdown: