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Goodbye to the Noughties, and goodbye to 2009

I'm not going to blow off the [20]00's, as Paul Krugman did, by calling it The Big Zero. His country fared far worse than mine, or my wife's, during these years. Australia seem to have avoided major recession, and the nearest Việt Nam came to it is a measly 4% growth. Better than the soup kitchens and the 18% unofficial unemployment and the medical bankruptcies and the general malaise over there.