I find it amusing when the chief economist of the big Salt Lake City banks implies that if we are in a recession, it is because of reports published in the press. Maybe corporate greed and corruption, funny business on Wall Street and the cronyism of the executive branch of government may also have something to do with it. Shades of Warren G. Harding! Those of us who study history and now study the White House years of George W. Bush are reminded more and more of the Harding administration.

Lewis H. Jones

Brigham City