Every day, analysts compare this crisis to others. This is a cycle that presumably affects the economy. Analysts wax poetic comparing cycles to the seasons of the year, waves of the sea, what have you.
On one level, it's so true. On another, waxing poetic about repeating waves and the cosmic order is a poor excuse for addiction, especially after having been repeatedly faced with the dire consequences.
"It's a law of nature", mumbled the drunk, laying his head on a rock under the bridge. "What goes up, must come down".