Overconfident consumers seeking instant gratification share the blame for the economic mess, but...

|By:, SA News Editor

Overconfident consumers seeking instant gratification share the blame for the economic mess, but a growing sense of "our fragility and our weaknesses" - call it gloom if you want - can help us develop the realistic expectations needed to save the economy, Rick Newman writes. "It might make us grumpy, but after that it will make us better off."