I met up with an associate last week who works in Times Square. We were talking about the broken economy. She pointed out the old Lehman Brothers building, which is now draped in neon proclaiming "Barclays" as the new occupant.
"Yeah, I knew about that," I said. She then pointed out the LED stock quote zipper running around the Morgan Stanley building. "And look at those numbers," she said. "What about them? That's been there for years," I said. "The prices used to be three numbers long," she replied. "Now they're all two."