Home, sweet home

Last night on television I heard an ad so mendacious that I wonder if its authors couldn't be sued: "Train to be a construction manager! Projected to be a huge growth field through 2012." Only if you're able to relocated to Dubai.

This morning, a bracing dose of reality: Home Depot's earnings have cratered. There is no field associated with housing that is going to be a good place to be for the next couple of years--unless it is nailing foreclosure notices to front doors.