The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, William Dudley, said on Friday that, on net, the destruction wrought by the hurricanes Harvery and Irma will be positive for the economy.
Hurricanes Harvey, then Irma, and then possibly Jose, could be all that is needed to slow the economy and trigger a decline in stocks.
The growth in jobs was in all the right places, with manufacturing jobs hitting a six-year high and government employment continuing to shrink.
Even many conservatives believe free enterprise should be cast aside during a natural disaster, trusting instead the benevolent hand of government to cure this supposed "imperfection" in liberty.
"Carpe Diem" should be Carbondale's motto, as it has indeed "seized the day" in terms of making the most of profiting from the solar eclipse.