Saturday, July 03, 2010

Feeling the Effects

A couple of days ago I saw something in the newspaper saying that 6 out of 10 Americans have been adversely affected by the financial crisis (losing jobs, or having reduced salary, hours, or benefits).

My reaction was surprise. The first question that popped into my mind was, "who are the other 4 out of 10?!"

I don't think I know anyone who has not suffered one of the above financial set-backs.

So my question is serious. Who are those other 4 out of 10? Have they just held steady, or have they actually gained, financially? I really would have thought that the percentage of those who directly feel the crisis would be larger.

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