When someone leads us along such a path, we experience the way briefly and then forget it quickly. When we lead ourselves along it, we learn the way personally and remember it more distinctly. But if we don’t continually walk the path, treading its rut deeper and solidifying the connections between its landmarks, hollows and bends, we eventually lose the way, and are only able to regain it through pure luck– or a machete.
For recession, combine cheap money and desirable assets in free market economy. Bring to a boil. Stir occasionally to prevent foresight. Once tender, reveal reality and then smother with fear. For depression, add politicians.