"In these troubled times" is a phrase being tossed around a lot these days. Many companies are tightening their belts. They are dow--I mean "right-sizing" their head-count and cutting back on benefits. I remember waiting for Google stocks to split into shares I could afford. They never did split, but the price sure went down. And that's Google, a profitable company. Many major companies that are unprofitable have bankruptcy on their mind.
How's your stock doing? I'm not talking about your portfolio, I'm asking about your profitability at the poker table. Playing cards isn't unlike playing the stock market. You make decisions to the best of your ability that either pay off or not based on your choices after going through the Chance Machine. Like stocks, poker is gambling. Similarly, you are not unlike a business. If you keep good books, you should know whether or not you should stay in the game. Does today's environment affect you as a poker player?
I imagine the pond is running a little short on fish. I haven't experienced this directly, but I haven't looked for live games in a while. On-line...well lets just say it is a very big pond.
I'm trying to gleam some perspective here. I know I have readers from Vegas, are less tourists making the pilgrimage to the strip? I'd hate to see the rounders cannibalize each other. What about my visitors from the UK? Are you guys looking better economically than us Yanks? I need your help in the comments. What is the state of pokernomics?