Timeline of economic recovery

  • Posted: 22 March 2009 07:34 PM

    I chose somewhat, but I may be optimistic.

    Edit- can a mod please change son to soon in the poll? grin

    [ Edited: 22 March 2009 09:24 PM by DawnTreader ]

    Signature

    “Mom, someone’s wrong on the internet again”

         
  • Posted: 22 March 2009 09:25 PM #1

    litespeed - 22 March 2009 10:34 PM

    Edit- can a mod please change son to soon in the poll?

    Done.  grin

         
  • Posted: 22 March 2009 10:22 PM #2

    No

    As long as we’re being apocalyptic:

    And the Chinese may not stop with Taiwan.

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 22 March 2009 10:25 PM #3

    As always with polls, I find the available choices too circumscribed for my opinions.  :innocent:  What is the ‘worst’?  From answer 1, it would seem poll means the equities market (ie the much-sought ‘stock market bottom’)—equities markets are supposed to anticipate the actual economy (by about six months?), so we should see unemployment and other real-world economic activity begin to recover in the autumn?

    Financially, we went from a liquidity crisis (perhaps in its most acute form in September-October) to a solvency crisis (everyone afraid of the bogeyman and his toxic assets on bank balance sheets).  Meanwhile the actual economy plunged into recession (from what? lack of liquidity? fear and retrenchment?).  As long as employment continues to deteriorate, it’s difficult to see consumer spending picking up.  Will the stimulus make up the difference?  For how long?

    My fear is the unlisted answer: not the end of Western civilisation but something like Japan’s ‘lost decade’.  The worst may be limited to 2008-9, but it might not get much better for a long while.

    Signature

    Ah, love, let us be true to one another! for the world… hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 23 March 2009 12:07 AM #4

    Soylent Green, Baby!

    Signature

    Black Swan Counter: 9 (Banks need money, Jobs needs a break, Geithner has no plan, Cuomo’s grandstanding, .Gov needs a hobby, GS works for money, flash crash, is that bubbling crude?).

    For those who look, a flash allows one to see farther.

         
  • Posted: 23 March 2009 06:20 AM #5

    Eric Landstrom - 23 March 2009 03:07 AM

    Soylent Green, Baby!

    Unfortunately, the oceans will be too acidic for there to be any plankton to make “Soylent Green” out of, so there may instead be a population crash to maybe 1% of current levels during the next 2 generations.

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 23 March 2009 10:24 AM #6

    sleepytoo - 23 March 2009 09:20 AM
    Eric Landstrom - 23 March 2009 03:07 AM

    Soylent Green, Baby!

    Unfortunately, the oceans will be too acidic for there to be any plankton to make “Soylent Green” out of, so there may instead be a population crash to maybe 1% of current levels during the next 2 generations.

    I think that Eric may have been referring to the 1973 Sci-Fi movie.


    :apple:

         
  • Posted: 23 March 2009 10:56 AM #7

    MacCube - 23 March 2009 01:24 PM

    I think that Eric may have been referring to the 1973 Sci-Fi movie.

    ... in which an overpopulated humanity is reduced to subsisting on “Soylent Greens” manufactured from plankton?

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 23 March 2009 11:02 AM #8

    sleepytoo - 23 March 2009 01:56 PM
    MacCube - 23 March 2009 01:24 PM

    I think that Eric may have been referring to the 1973 Sci-Fi movie.

    ... in which an overpopulated humanity is reduced to subsisting on “Soylent Greens” manufactured from plankton?

    Sleepytoo, your right. I was thinking of the story line to “Logan’s Run”. My Bad.

     

    :apple:

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 23 March 2009 11:07 AM #9

    sleepytoo - 23 March 2009 09:20 AM
    Eric Landstrom - 23 March 2009 03:07 AM

    Soylent Green, Baby!

    Unfortunately, the oceans will be too acidic for there to be any plankton to make “Soylent Green” out of, so there may instead be a population crash to maybe 1% of current levels during the next 2 generations.

    Soylent Green: It’s people!

    Signature

    Black Swan Counter: 9 (Banks need money, Jobs needs a break, Geithner has no plan, Cuomo’s grandstanding, .Gov needs a hobby, GS works for money, flash crash, is that bubbling crude?).

    For those who look, a flash allows one to see farther.

         
  • Posted: 23 March 2009 11:23 AM #10

    Eric Landstrom - 23 March 2009 03:07 AM

    Soylent Green, Baby!


    I dont want you in my cookie….argghh….  tongue laugh

         
  • Posted: 23 March 2009 11:25 AM #11

    sleepytoo - 23 March 2009 01:56 PM
    MacCube - 23 March 2009 01:24 PM

    I think that Eric may have been referring to the 1973 Sci-Fi movie.

    ... in which an overpopulated humanity is reduced to subsisting on “Soylent Greens” manufactured from plankton?


    in the original movie cookies are made from older people…like Eric, Plato and such… whoeahahahahahha :-D   tongue laugh

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 23 March 2009 02:21 PM #12

    MacB - 23 March 2009 02:25 PM
    sleepytoo - 23 March 2009 01:56 PM
    MacCube - 23 March 2009 01:24 PM

    I think that Eric may have been referring to the 1973 Sci-Fi movie.

    ... in which an overpopulated humanity is reduced to subsisting on “Soylent Greens” manufactured from plankton?


    in the original movie cookies are made from older people…like Eric, Plato and such… whoeahahahahahha :-D   tongue laugh

    Who knew that in this day and age 39 years old would be considered venerable?  :wink:

    Anciently yours,

    Eric

    Signature

    Black Swan Counter: 9 (Banks need money, Jobs needs a break, Geithner has no plan, Cuomo’s grandstanding, .Gov needs a hobby, GS works for money, flash crash, is that bubbling crude?).

    For those who look, a flash allows one to see farther.

         
  • Avatar

    Posted: 23 March 2009 03:00 PM #13

    Eric Landstrom - 23 March 2009 05:21 PM
    MacB - 23 March 2009 02:25 PM
    sleepytoo - 23 March 2009 01:56 PM
    MacCube - 23 March 2009 01:24 PM

    I think that Eric may have been referring to the 1973 Sci-Fi movie.

    ... in which an overpopulated humanity is reduced to subsisting on “Soylent Greens” manufactured from plankton?


    in the original movie cookies are made from older people…like Eric, Plato and such… whoeahahahahahha :-D   tongue laugh

    Who knew that in this day and age 39 years old would be considered venerable?  :wink:

    Anciently yours,

    Eric

    So “Soylent Green” and “Logan’s Run” have the same basic story line?    I’m not worried about becoming part of the menu, I’ve already exceeded my expiration date.


    :apple:

         
  • Posted: 23 March 2009 03:27 PM #14

    Eric Landstrom - 23 March 2009 05:21 PM
    MacB - 23 March 2009 02:25 PM
    sleepytoo - 23 March 2009 01:56 PM
    MacCube - 23 March 2009 01:24 PM

    I think that Eric may have been referring to the 1973 Sci-Fi movie.

    ... in which an overpopulated humanity is reduced to subsisting on “Soylent Greens” manufactured from plankton?


    in the original movie cookies are made from older people…like Eric, Plato and such… whoeahahahahahha :-D   tongue laugh

    Who knew that in this day and age 39 years old would be considered venerable?  :wink:

    Anciently yours,

    Eric


    Holly crap…..this is utterly embarrassing.. i am 40 hahahahahahahha Sorry my friend from Minnesota!