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Scene in Passing: Wait till next year isn’t forever, anywhere

Life isn’t baseball. But there are few better metaphors for gaining perspective on the big picture than the vagaries of major league ball. Just as baseball is a favorite pastime in off hours, vagaries is a favorite word to capture vicissitudes of ballgames and that aforementioned big picture called life. Vagaries cover unpredictable or erratic actions and occurrences; vicissitudes cover changes of fortune, also known as ups and downs. Economic life is particularly difficult to see clearly in a meaningful way over time because of vagaries and vicissitudes. For example, the recession is history, but it doesn’t feel like it. …

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