Posts tagged ‘Credit Crunch’
Normally when I’m on holiday, I’m far more inclined towards trash TV than anything remotely brain-taxing, but this Christmas I’m going to tune into a Radio 4 special about the economy (Today programme, 31 December).
The fact that this particular radio show is being edited by Jarvis Cocker – who I’ve seen in concert, oh, about a trillion times – has absolutely nothing to do with it; I simply am that dedicated to anything work-related. Ooh, look: Rudolph and Santa just flew by in a silver sleigh.
The slight flaw in my plan is the programme’s ridiculously early kick-off time – six o’clock in the morning, for pity’s sake – that’d be a struggle even without the yuletide festivities; however, I reckon it’d be worth it to catch Jarvis’s musings on economic matters.
Here’s what the man himself has to say about the various topics he’ll be pondering on the programme:
(click to watch BBC iPlayer clip)
Cadbury’s recently bucked the trend of most other businesses when they announced their profits were up by 11 per cent over the last quarter.
There’s got to be a connection between that and the general gloom that’s going around, surely?
We might not be able to heat our homes anymore but goddammit, we can still afford the odd Dairy Milk to cheer ourselves up.
So in honour of Cadbury’s range of feel-good products, I’ve written a few chocolate-coated words on the housing market. My apologies in advance…
This past year has been no Picnic or bed of Roses for anyone affected by the credit Crunch(ie).
But will the recent government cash Boost lead to Gordon Brown & Co. being hailed as the Heroes who saved us from an economic Melt(s) down?
Is there a Wispa of optimism in the air, or will Gordon be accused of Fudge-ing the financial truth, and end up with (Creme) Egg on his face?
Thinking about it too much is sending me into a mental Twirl; I need some Time Out before I turn into a total Flake…