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It's the Economy

On the talk shows this morning there were two topics. One was Korea and the other was the economy. Let's start with the economy...



Poll #1378680 The Recession

Will the current economic recession (happening is most parts, if not all of the world) affect you personally?

It already has, in a huge way
6(11.8%)
It probably will in a significant way
5(9.8%)
It already has a bit
18(35.3%)
It probably will, a bit
11(21.6%)
I'm not sure if it has/will or not
4(7.8%)
It hasn't and probably won't
5(9.8%)
I'm pretty sure it won't affect me personally
1(2.0%)
Other (what?)
1(2.0%)

Will the recession result in better built cars?

Definitely
0(0.0%)
Probably
7(13.7%)
I'm not sure
17(33.3%)
Probably not
22(43.1%)
Definitely not
2(3.9%)
Other (what?)
3(5.9%)

Generally speaking, how will the recession affect large corporations? (Select as many as apply)

It won't affect them at all
0(0.0%)
It will make them more efficient
0(0.0%)
It will make them more greedy
1(2.1%)
It will make them less greedy
0(0.0%)
It will make them better corporate citizens
0(0.0%)
Their workers will get screwed more than is already happening
1(2.1%)
They will send more jobs abroad and outsource more
0(0.0%)
They will make better products overall
0(0.0%)
They will make worse products overall
0(0.0%)
Worker pension plans will become non-existant
0(0.0%)
They will be subject to greater government regulation
0(0.0%)
They will contribute even more to free enterprise political parties
0(0.0%)
They will become more competitive
1(2.1%)
I don't have a clue
4(8.5%)
Something else (what?)
0(0.0%)

Economists say that there will be a "lag" in unemployment (i.e. it will increase in the short term) but it will decrease because the economy is on the way back up. What do you think?

I think things will get better very soon
0(0.0%)
I think things will stabilize for a while and improve in 6-12 months time
11(23.4%)
Unemployment will keep rising for a few months and then things will stabilize and improve
18(38.3%)
I think unemployment will be on the rise for quite a while. I don't see things improving in the foreseeable future
7(14.9%)
We're screwed for a long time and there's no hope in sight
3(6.4%)
I don't really have any kind of feeling about this
7(14.9%)
Something else (what?)
1(2.1%)
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