Mark Dolliver: More Money Stuff to Worry About

If you doubt that America has be-come an “ownership society,” note that personal anxiety about the stock market has become a mass phenomenon. As you can see in the chart, excerpting a Harris Poll, four in 10 adults are highly concerned about “stock market declines.” A mere 7 percent said they’re “not at all concerned.” It’s surprising to see that sharp personal concern about the dollar’s decline vs. other currencies—a relatively exotic topic—is more common than acute worry about unemployment. They may not enjoy it, but Americans have gone global in their economic outlook.