Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stop Worrying about the Recession: You're Scaring the Children

This and other anti-recession slogans are part of an add campaign sponsored by an anonymous US donor

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3 comments:

Nomad said...

An interesting article/study that is along the same lines:

http://www.justfacts.com/news.economytalkfn.asp

Kevin Denny said...

I am inclined to think that a great problem is not worrying enough. Complacency got us into this mess & if the reaction to the McCarthy report is anything to go by, it hasn't gone away.

Martin Ryan said...

If some people are worrying too much, then maybe they should focus on some of the buzzwords that are currently featuring on US news "programmes" --- about making the best of a bad situation. Examples are "stay-cation" or "fun-employment", assuming you can pay the bills of course... And that job search is futile...

Complacency (and fatalism) are serious matters. The perceived futility (or otherwise) of job search in a recession raises an interesting point. Whan recovery begins, do all unemployed individuals raise the intensity of their job search, or are there some job-seekers who don't compete for the available positions (for whatever reason: information, esteem, motivation)?