Monday, September 07, 2009
The 2009 Jerry Lewis telethon raised $60.5 million, $5 million less than last year, another sure sign that the economy is still in the pits, with no sign of meaningful recovery. Some multi decade trends have been reversed--first the State of Florida has lost population this year. This was the first year over year drop in over 60 years. Now, donations to the MDA telethon have waned. Further evidence that there is no money out there anymore.