Last night’s disappointing premiere of ABC’s newest reality show, ‘Take the Money and Run,’ got us thinking.

Oh, what high hopes we had for the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced series about committing the perfect crime. Sadly, it’s boring and kind of nonsensical (why wouldn’t you just keep your mouth shut until the time was up?).

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http://www.aoltv.com/2011/08/03/take-the-money-and-run-recession-themed-tv-shows/

Despite growing concern that the United States could slide back into recession, recent evidence suggests that the nation’s economy may instead fall between two stools ” continuing to grow, but gaining ground so slowly that unemployment will remain high, home prices low and incomes virtually stagnant.

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http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-07-18/business/ct-biz-0718-econ-stagnant–20100718_1_unemployment-wage-economy

http://www.thesoapboxroadshow.com

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIJNqPTs_p0

Economic state of affairs should be stifling the hawks and shaming the Blue Dogs into acting like Democrats

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http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/feature/2010/07/21/robert_reich_one_and_a_half_dip_recession

A tally of 29 major chains spanning discounters, department stores and apparel sellers revealed a 4% year-over-year sales increase in February.

Modest as that statistic is, it nevertheless represents the strongest gain since Nov. 2007 (a month before the recession began) and gives the retail industry some hope that the worst is coming to an end.

Source:
http://milo.com/blog/the-current-state-of-retail/

In a recession, is this really the best way to go about guerrilla marketing? C’mon Disney/Pixar, some of us actually need pizza delivery jobs.

Source:
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/gutcheck/2010/04/photo_great_a_job_delivering_pizzas_wait_a_minute_guerilla_marketing.php

Greeces financial crisis has driven its industry back into recession, even as manufacturing prospects brighten elsewhere in the eurozone, especially in Germany.

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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7aa0dfc8-2527-11df-a189-00144feab49a.html