a social experiment i would love to run, if it were not impossible, would be to see what two groups do when one is told they are in the middle of an 'economic downturn' and every company targets them with marketing campaigns promoting how they can 'stay afloat' or 'protect their savings' or 'secure their jobs in these uncertain times.' the other group would be kept oblivious to the economic woes of the rest and would be told that the economy is still going strong and they have nothing to worry about. you see where i am going with this here.
i am just getting sick of hearing about how we are in the midst of an ECONOMIC DOWNTURN and how this number is down, that statistic is reaching an all time high, and so-and-so has used the r word. and it really hit me when i saw that chapters has cleverly used this in their in-store marketing with a section set up with books all about how to stave off the effects of the upcoming recession.
i just do not think that these times are any more uncertain than any others. nothing is ever certain and the future is never guaranteed, no matter what statistics or number of analysts or experts say.