Comments for user-generated content about the economy Mon, 25 Oct 2010 16:22:16 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on EconomyBeat Podcast #15: Welfare Migration by Cecil Dee Cecil Dee Mon, 25 Oct 2010 16:22:16 +0000 It’s so awesome when people have constructive things to do that they enjoy doing. Kids, adults, everyone, I enjoy listening to public radio and I applaud this effort.

Comment on Christians rethinking Christmas by Chris Grasse Chris Grasse Wed, 16 Jun 2010 21:23:24 +0000 Christmas of Simplicity

We all do too much during Christmas days. The way to shake down all that suff you use and have for Christmas is to take it all apart off-season and just look at it for awhile until you stop feeling frantic. Remember, this is off-season, so everything you see is neutral. I managed to prune our decorations and doo-dads down to two medium-sized boxes from fourteen boxes. What a relief. Now I am working on down-sizing our Christmas card list. This is much more difficult (for me) and requires time and reflection. As you get older, it is only natural to do less, but by thinking the whole thing through off-season, you get to choose what you will keep and do, and what you will shed and give (donate) as part of your Christmas celebration, 2010.

I gave our unused Christmas things to local low income families with children. That will bring them all to life again instead of being storage items in yet another box marked “Christmas Decorations.” The bottom line during Christmas is to connect with others and share your love and joy with them. Buying stuff to proove you love someone is just a mistake that we all need to correct. Christmas is not about buying stuff, it is about our gratitude for all the blessings we have in our lives. Submitted by Chris Grasse in South Portland, Maine, U.S.A. on 16 June 2010. Let me be the first to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, 2010! – Chris.

Comment on Dismantling consumer protection – a history by Jordan Jordan Fri, 28 May 2010 05:41:36 +0000 Interesting article. The banking regulatory authority needs to step up! I have been using stumbleupon for about a week and have found so many incredible financial advice and article sites. Another similiar website I found (and also gave a thumbs up to) was:

I am becoming really interesting in learning more about the federal reserve, personal finance and the financial reform bill. Does anyone know where I can soak up some knowledge about those topics???

Thanks Jordan!

Comment on EconomyBeat Podcast #15: Welfare Migration by Jose Perez Jose Perez Wed, 26 May 2010 01:22:16 +0000 Scrapbooking was one of my hobbies when i was in high school and college. it was quite fun.;’`

Comment on Cyber begging by David Lands David Lands Wed, 12 May 2010 16:03:41 +0000 The free cyber begging websites are flooded with scammers. I would recommend using a service that does charge a minimal fee as a deterrent to the scammers.

It might sound counter-productive to have to pay a fee to ask for money online, but these fees are much less than running an entire website.

Comment on So long by Southridge Capital Southridge Capital Tue, 11 May 2010 15:32:57 +0000 Sorry to see you guys go. I do appreciate the hard work you put in. But as you close one door, you will probably open a better one.

Comment on So long by Annie Annie Mon, 03 May 2010 21:33:12 +0000 Jon,
I second Laura. It was fun to get your updates and I often marveled at the interesting economy stories you found. They were just as fun to read as the ones we got at Your Uncommon Economic Indicators, and told similar stories of how the recession was feeling from the ground, the couch, the cafe chair…from real people.

Thanks for your hard work. Though I doubt you’ll be among the unemployed for long, drop by The Brian Lehrer Show’s Help Wanted facebook page and keep that public radio community informed of your progress. You’ll find a lot of supportive fans ready to offer you creative ideas.

Best of luck,

Comment on So long by Laura Laura Mon, 03 May 2010 01:28:25 +0000 Jon,
You did such an amazing job with this blog. I will miss my daily updates from you. Sadly I think this means I’ll have to find Odd Todd cartoons on my own.
Good luck!

Comment on “Who the hell is John-Boy?” by Gail from GrowMap Gail from GrowMap Fri, 30 Apr 2010 20:43:08 +0000 The problem is more than just one of targeting. It is one of focus. For years more and more companies have only wanted consumers and other businesses that have the deepest pockets as their clients. We can see the effect that and what this post talks about have had on our economy.

There is a much larger issue and that is the huge transfer of wealth from the many to the few. Read the statistics in the post I’ve linked to this comment and consider becoming part of the solution – and YES there IS a solution.

It is simple and every one of us can be part of it IF we only make different choices – and the sooner the better!

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