Saturday, November 8, 2008

Psychics, the Economy, and Stupidity

Here's a Wired article entitled In Troubling Economic Times, Consumers Flock to Online Psychics:
While it doesn't take a psychic to see that tough times lay ahead for the economy, online practitioners of the divination arts say they're seeing a marked sift in the questions posed by their clientele, with anxious consumers increasingly asking what's in store for them financially in the months ahead. Believers who normally seek psychics for advice on a cheating spouse are now asking whether a pink slip is in their future, and internet psychics across the board saw a spike in traffic in the days following the initial market crash.
Let me get this straight...people want to pay money to people who didn't predict the crash in the first place for advice on what's going to happen next?
Hourly rates for online psychics typically range from $100 to $1,000 per hour, but those steep rates haven't seemed to deter the monetarily anxious from reaching out.

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