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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by spnited, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I realize our major concern is the pending death of newspapers. But I've always felt much of the gloom and doom and anger over shitty management around here often has overlooked the basic fact that the this is going on in every business in the country.
    Here's some more read it and weep news:


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090126/ap_on_bi_ge/economy



    Thanks, George.
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Hell, a net loss of 2 million jobs this year would be a great improvement. We've been shedding a half-million jobs a month the past 2-3 months.
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The link keeps crashing my browser.

    How appropos.
     
  4. I Digress

    I Digress Guest

    What happens when so many people lose their jobs and the country just stops?
     
  5. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    See Great Depression, 1930s.

    There would be riots in the streets, mass looting and shoplifting, etc. If there were not government assistance programs (welfare, unemployment comp, etc.), we'd be seeing that NOW.
     
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    We are doing our best not to lay off teachers in the middle of the school year. It is pretty certain that some will not be rehired next school year even though they are needed.

    Teachers. Fucking teachers.
     
  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Wow. Sorry to hear that.
     
  8. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    but there'll be nobody left to report it.
     
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    There would be nobody left to buy it, let alone report it.
     
  10. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    Strictly for the record, unemployment is still below the levels it reached in...1982. When, as I recall, the "rioting, mass looting, etc.," was fairly limited. Like, limited to zero.
     
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    '82 was rough. No doubt about that.
     
  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I'd like to see how the job losses are accounted on a per industry basis.

    I wonder if we've still been hit harder than anyone else.
     
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