They have been saying that for decades now . Sort of like that wacko you see in NYC street corner , with a big sign around his neck saying ” The end of the world is this year ” , with a bible verse or two under it . Problem is , next year he will still be there with the same sign . Perhaps different street corner . If and when it does happen , it will be too sudden to react , like in 1929 , because our system really hasn’t changed all that much . The stock market did it the first time , and will do it again , because we have failed to get it under control .