Debunkers claim that everything is getting better, but it is actually getting worse. For example, in Minneapolis prices are still falling even now. They have fallen 8% in the last six month and will be down for the year. OK, since the peak in 2006 prices are down 34% and they are still going down more. That means a house you bought for $300,000 in 2006 you cannot get $200,000 today and please factor in inflation. Gold was $400/oz in 2005 and is near $1500 an ounce now. Please do the math on this one.