Naked City

Cinch That Wallet!

A downward Dow, hundreds of thousands of layoffs (and counting), sagging consumer confidence: Business types might call these signs of an economic "paradigm shift." Close to home, last week the Texas Workforce Commission reported that state unemployment has increased to 4.9%. Even Fort Worth's wealthy Bass family cashed in their Disney stock, giving up their small piece of Mickey.

Just because our once-ebullient bull market is now a fickle bear, however, doesn't mean we should toss style to the wind. Here's our guide to what's hot and what's not in these tough economic times:

Out: IPOs
In: IOUs

Out: Synergy
In: Lethargy

Out: Dogs allowed at the office
In: No office

Out: Techies
In: Okies

Out: Wired
In: Fired

Out: Convention centers
In: Unemployment offices

Out: Geekcorps
In: Marine Corps

Out: Thinking outside the box
In: Living inside a box

Out: Globalization
In: World War

Out: iNdulgence
In: iNdigence

Out: This is "so" Old Economy
In: Is this 1929?

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