Wall Street And The War

American VoicesEconomyiraqbusiness ISSUE 39•13 Apr 9, 2003

In spite of widespread predictions that the war would cure Wall Street's ills, the stock market has been unpredictable since the invasion of Iraq began. What do you think?

  • “Wall Street's fluctuations suggest a disturbing lack of confidence in our fighting men abroad. Come on, Dow, support the troops.”

    Michael Kingery –
    Accountant

  • “I don't know, my shares of Bombco have been pretty solid.”

    Fred Lathon –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Those jitters on Wall Street probably have more to do with New York's smoking ban than with the war.”

    Melissa Arcero –
    Florist

  • “It's wartime, so I guess I figured all of us unemployed people would get jobs building munitions or riveting battleships.”

    Chris Cassell –
    Unemployed

  • “My noise-rock band is creating a song with chord changes based on the Dow's actual fluctuations. You bet it sucks!”

    Dean Reiss –
    Machinist

  • “All I want is for my son to make it home from Wall Street alive.”

    Marjorie Block –
    Homemaker