The Doc presents his 2009 economic outlook
So now Dr Doom reckons he's lost a packet in Mr Madeoffwithyourmoney's Doom Fund.
Well, that's all very well, but how do we know Henry "Dr Doom" Kaufman is the real Dr Doom? I mean anybody can claim to be the good Doctor, and these days there are any number of jokers doing just that.
Take Nouriel "Dr Doom" Roubini, the economics prof from NYU. He's for ever popping up on telly to scare our pants off, and is always introduced as Doc D:
Then there's Mark "Dr Doom" Faber, who is so doomy he actually publishes the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report:
Then there was Tony "Dr Doom" Dye, the City fund manager who sadly died this year.
Which one is the genuine article? How many do we need?
Do try to have a happy New Year.
Because as the Doctors Doom keep telling us, it sure ain't gonna be prosperous.