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what is necessary?
or what distractions will humans seek as consumerism dies?
Safe as houses (or maybe not)
I'd add most teachers.
How are debt repackaging agencies going?
Good luck to the rest of you.
stock market crashes don't lead to job losses - stop being such a drama queen!
but I'm not sure the Government responses of 'print more money' are necessarily the resourcefulness we need
and while I'd hope that the real point of the prophets of doom is to warn us to steer a course away from disaster I can't help feeling that if there were a coincidence of 3 or 4 bad conditions then it could certainly turn to doom pretty quickly
but you mentioned farmers up there^
what happens to our food supply if farmers can't get credit to buy seed and fertilizers? Or their farms foreclose? Will farming be nationalised? Could we have rationing? Or are we just going to get bread queues?
we're admittedly a long way off that yet but other countries aren't so far from that and I think what this 'crisis' is beginning to show is just how much we all have our hands in each others' pockets
be part of a gradual process?
the transport infrastructure in the UK grinds to a complete halt with a light dusting of snow - if the UK was hit with a HARD winter there would be chaos
make a nice little equation using the relative price of utilities and the severity of the cold to predict the number of elderly people who die through the winter months.
Certain people have the ability - the space - to adapt but many don't. Indeed, I doubt much of this stuff will have massive effects on the demographic that generally posts on here; it'll be those on the true fringes who get shafted.
An economically wounded country with a huge military machine is not a great recipe for peace.
I mean, no-one lives forever, eh?
I'm told that the videogames industry is relatively safe in times of recession. I'd have thought it would be one of the first things on the chop; but I guess the kind of people who buy games aren't the ones to be hit by economic problems?
which makes me happy as I'm in it.
because everyone is falling out with each other ---> getting divoced ----> paying for my school fees
staff in education (Er, I hope so for my sake anyway)
and have noticed an increase in crime over the last few months. Burglaries especially. I think my job is safe. Pay negotiations are very drawn out though.
Also: "certain aspects of showbusiness...and our thing"