The Jobless BeginTurning to Psychics for Economic Guidance

By: Stratosphere Surfer - Published: Mar 14, 2009 • References: randi.org and cnn
With the U.S. economy in the tank and unemployment rates soaring, more and more people are turning away from their usual advisers (bankers, accountants, career counselors, etc.) and instead seeking guidance from more mystical sources like psychics, astrologers, tarot card readers and numerologists.

According to a plethora of psychics and related practitioners interviewed by news outlets across the country (including CNN, the New York Times, and CBS News), business is booming. Some say their clientele has doubled in the past three months.  And many of their customers are people who, under normal circumstances, would not typically seek their advice. High-powered corporate executives, Wall Street brokers, and other business professionals hit hard by the economy are seeking the wisdom and insight of these self-proclaimed mystics.

Instead of asking the relationship questions most commonly posed to psychics, clients are asking about the economy, layoffs, job strategies and mortgages.

Are they getting the right answers? Some clients have gone on the record to say yes. 

Hmmm… if that’s the case, one must wonder why none of these folks or their psychics have hit the mega-million lottery jackpot. Also, for the past 10 years, the James Randi Educational Foundation has been offering a $1 million prize to anyone who can demonstrate any psychic, supernatural or paranormal ability of any kind under mutually agreed upon scientific conditions. So far no one has claimed the prize…

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