from the Salt Lake Tribune, quoting the Brookings Institute: http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_13996752
(no grammatical issues; just a really funny quote)
"The sheer abruptness of the shift from hyper-growth early in the decade to a severe contraction in the last year...has spawned a sense of almost existential whiplash."
Almost existential whiplash?
I think that's my new favorite phrase!