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Recession doesn't mean Depression: Thoughts
Recession doesn't mean Depression

By: David Rader II on April 26, 2009 @ 1:33 AM

Call it what you will, recession, depression, regression. I think the media has decided to agree that it's a recession, so that means 99.99 percent of America considers it that too. I'm one of the 99.99 percent for now. The good question now is- Will there be a new Baby Boom?!

When I was in high school I remember learning how the depression ushered in the Baby Boom. After looking at two charts on Wikipedia showing the year/population, I can see why. The dates definitely seem to have some correspondence. My teacher suggested an unusually higher number of people were at home and that lead to lots of time for order babies from the stork farms. That makes sense. Unemployment = Babies.

Charts: Baby Boom (1934 to Present) | Great Depression Timeline
If you look at the baby boom chart, you'll see that there may be correspondence to population around the 70's recession too.

Now there's a new recession going on and unemployment is on the rise. People are probably ordering babies by the dozens. I'll take a carton myself, maybe even some double yolked ones. What do you think? Are you ordering babies? Do you think this recession will have an effect on the amount of pregnancy? - Just think, this is a Global recession. That's a lot of eggs to hatch- Good thing storks have long legs and big wings ;)

It does look like this recession will bring babies and babies = happiness. So that means Recession != does not = depression. Recession does even follow depression, so even in depression, there is recession, then resuscitation to look forward to! Or, suscitation(?) since it's NEW life, not life being revitalized. Although when not considering babies and just considering the economy, it would be REsuscitation.

#1 Sire April 27, 2009 @ 3:31 AM
There is one thing that you didn't factor in, and that is that they didn't have TV in those days so all they could do to entertain themselves was sex. Now days they have TV, game consoles and women who have other things on their mind.

#2 Necroidian April 30, 2009 @ 6:14 PM
The economy took a 6% drop again and unemployment is at depression levels. The number of unemployed you hear about on tv is not accurrate because they do not count people whose unemployment has run out or who do not get it at all. This really is a depression we are in whether we like it or not. If they say that in the news the market would totally crash much sooner than those who have engineered this crises want it to. They want to controll the destruction.

#3 David Rader II May 02, 2009 @ 12:46 PM
@Sire Good point, but I think people losing financial health will lower their expensive tv subscriptions, cut back their new game purchase, and cut back the cost of entertainment all round.

@Necroidian I have seen stocks going up though! Tis a good sign! Those who wish to control so much are not insurmountable themselves.

#4 Poster Printing May 22, 2009 @ 2:51 AM
Very interesting point! It would be interesting to note if the recession will really play a big part in the baby boom for this time. Then again, there are more factors to take into consideration now compared to the Great Depression times. Some thoughts to ponder, thanks for sharing this!

#5 David May 25, 2009 @ 11:44 PM
I think these troublesome times are good for the soul. Look how materialistic we all got. Like “things” were truly important in life. Maybe after this economic disaster blows over, we’ll reconsider our values. If this does not blow over anytime soon, we’ll have no choice but to reconsider our values.

#6 Juicy Couture June 04, 2009 @ 1:26 PM
Thats a good point. Most people cannot tell the difference between a recession and a depression. But we still don't have it as bad as most people think. My business is doing better than ever.

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