What's your feeling about today's economical climate?

@sblossom (2169)
April 14, 2009 11:53am CST
Everyday on medias our so called economists and politicians argue about economic crisis. I wonder what's your personal experience with this crisis. Are you positive or negative for next year? Personally, I moved from a communism country to a capitalism country, I'm still finding my feet, I don't know what tomorrow would like. Blossom
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@owlwings (41984)
• Cambridge, England
15 Apr 09
I'm feeling quite positive about the economic situation at the moment. I feel that we have reached a turn round point, at least. Fortunately (or perhaps unfortunately), I don't have to rely on savings interest for my income and the pension schemes I am a member of do not seem to have been affected (at least they are still paying me). The increase in food prices and the rising cost of utilities is certainly worrying and there's little hope that they will go down. Unfortunately, it's always the people who can least afford it who are hit the hardest. I don't think there's much difference between communist or capitalist countries in that respect. I remember a time when, if one had adequate skills, there was always a job available and if one behaved oneself one was never likely to be out of work. All that has gone now, of course. There is no such thing as 'job security' any more, where ever you live. I'd be interested to know how you would compare your communist country to Britain. We are very far from perfect, of course, but life is still reasonably good, I think.
@sblossom (2169)
15 Apr 09
Thank you for your response. When i was in my country, I had a stable job. I didn't worry about economical situation. My government protected me. But when I moved to the UK, i cound not find a job. Everyday the reports about the crisis made me feel upset. It seems no chance for me to get a job. So I can say, I really saw and I'm expericing the crisis. Blossom
@owlwings (41984)
• Cambridge, England
15 Apr 09
I'm sorry to hear that you can't find a job! Unfortunately that is all too common these days. Perhaps it is not so bad in a communist country, I don't know. What I can say, however, is that the economic crisis is affecting the whole world, not just the capitalist sector. Like it or not, communist countries must be a part of the global economy and, though the state might afford more protection for its members, it will be at a cost, of course, just as it is here. Eventually someone has to pay and that someone is usually, in the end, the ordinary man-in-the-street or the worker.
@sblossom (2169)
15 Apr 09
You are right. Personally, I'm positive. Now I try my best to learn English. I think if my English skills is better, I would find a job. I'm really happy to have you as my friend today. Thank you so much. Blossom