Monday, 13 April 2009

Same Old Recession Conversations?

THE TIME headline seemed to say it all: "The Simple Life: Goodbye to having it all." An excerpt from the article read: "After a 10-year bender of gaudy dreams and godless consumerism, Americans are starting to trade down. They want to reduce their attachments to status symbols, fast-track careers and great expectations of Having It All. Upscale is out; downscale is in."

Advertising Age jumped on the doom-and-gloom bandwagon. Commenting on the recession, one writer commented, "We all have the feeling this time it's not only far worse but also different; consumer buying habits are going to be forever changed."

TIME published its article in 1991.

Thanks to The Australian for this little gem

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