From the TUC

The strange consequences of the credit crunch

30 Sep 2008, by in Economics

The economic crisis is having some strange consequences: According to the Daily Mail it’s making us more likely to take time off sick. But the Guardian claims it is making us more likely to take afternoon tea, while the Times says it is boosting the sale of turnips.

Or perhaps it is just stimulating the imagination of PR agencies as they grab a new cliché. Do tell us of other unlikely results of the credit crunch hard to predict from an economic base/superstructure model.

2 Responses to The strange consequences of the credit crunch

  1. The Social Work Blog
    Oct 1st 2008, 12:08 pm

    Older people’s day, nursing homes and pets…

      by Simeon BrodyGiven it’s national older people’s day, this post has an elderly feel to it. It’s not good news from the States (is it ever?) where 94% of nursing homes have breached health and safety standards, the New……

  2. johninnit

    Oct 1st 2008, 12:47 pm

    Apparently we’re also thinking twice before dumping our partners or dating anyone who isn’t loaded (Cahoot:, and we’re eating all our leftovers (Sainsbury’s Well, I know I am!