With just four chin-stroking days left ’til New Year’s, everyone’s trying to come up with a suitable handle for the past ten years.
The Washington Post’s Howie Kurtz (via Media Nation) writes them off as the Awful Aughts, while New York Timesman Paul Krugman dubs them The Big Zero, because “It was a decade in which nothing good happened, and none of the optimistic things we were supposed to believe turned out to be true.”
And then there’s this, from Politico’s Playbook:
THE PASSING DECADE, which still has no name — The Financial Times’ rubric: “the noughties.” The New Yorker’s Rebecca Mead explores this question in “What Do You Call It?”
Splendid readers, what do you call the past decade (whenever it ends)?
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