A Few Reasons to Look Forward to 2010

Last Updated Dec 31, 2009 10:52 AM EST

Time to bid farewell to the "awful aughties", a lost decade of zero job creation and zero stock growth. The '00s began with the tech bubble and 9/11 and ended with 10 percent unemployment and a federal government that seems to believe it can spend its way out of any problem.

In economic terms, the Unites States may be back to where it was at the end of the Clinton Administration. But the country is still standing. And there are a few indicators which suggest that we can be cautiously optimistic for the next year, and hopefully decade, ahead.

Let's start with 2010:

Are you looking forward to 2010? By 2019, will new economic developments make the "awful aughties" seem like a distant memory? Share your thoughts below.

And have a Happy New Year!

  • Stefan Deeran

    Stefan Deeran helps environmental nonprofits and green businesses develop and execute their new media campaigns. He also publishes The Exception magazine, a nonpartisan news platform serving his home state of Maine. You can follow him on Twitter @RStefanDeeran or via Facebook.