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refers to a new phenomenon dealing with bad economic news being like crack. And a sick sense of doomsday thrill certain people getting from reading and following such news.

The appeal to such sensational content is somewhat "being better prepared to be the last man standing during the end of times".
Jack is pretty well off considering harsh macroeconomic conditions in the country. However, he seems to have developed an obsession with recession porn.
by S.W.A April 21, 2009
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