Strange how the economy works sometimes – in the third quarter of 2008, American consumers cut their spending more sharply than at any point since the second quarter of 1980, forcing a contraction in national GDP of 0.3 percent. At the same time, Exxon-Mobil reported its most profitable quarter ever, raking in $14.8 billion of profits.

The Exxon Recession – Salon – Oct 30, 2008