Yea again same as every profession. America is not the top economic powerhouse it was and it is continuing to decline. We are in the midst of a NATIONAL recession and succeeding in America is not as easy as it was before. Our generation is probably going to have work harder than the past 2 or 3 generations because the rest of the world is learning to manufacture and get their acts together. It is going to be tough and unfortunately our generation is probably one of the laziest in American History when it needs to be the hardest working. This reality effects the legal profession and everything out there.