What a Way To End the Decade is the headline of a Fox Business article on the November jobs report. I suspect it’s not a good idea to get financial updates from an organization that doesn’t know when a decade ends, though such confusion is common. A consecutive sequence of 10 starting with 1 ends with 10. As there is no year zero in either the abandoned Julian calendar or the current Gregorian one, the first decade AD ended in the year 10. Thus, all decades end in a zero, as do all centuries, and millennia. The current decade will end December 31, 2020.

This is the reason Stanley Kubrick who knew when the old milenia would end called his movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Rather than 2000: etc. I know this is not earth shattering news, but you’d likely be better off getting information from someone who could read a calendar.

Happy end of the 9th year of the decade.