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Nobody knew why the market was down that day. But it didn’t stop everyone from having a theory.


"Worries over Spain’s role in the EU brought the market down today," said a woman on the radio. "The market had an off day today, due to uncertainty in oil futures," announced a man on television. “Market Slightly Down as Health Care Details Come into Focus” wrote a newspaper writer.

This story is from One More Thing by B.J. Novak. Copyright © 2014 by B.J. Novak. Published by arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC.

Produced in partnership with Rico Gagliano and The Dinner Party Download.