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Are You too Young to Remember 'Normal'?

I am getting a bit of a reputation for being a doomster. I am not. I hope I am just being realistic about what is happening with the economy – for that read the US and UK. These countries may have very different health systems, if you believe the babble in the media, but unfortunately they share many of the same economic problems.

This comment from Wal-Mart’s CEO (Mike Duke) makes for scary reading.

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50-plus Business Ventures - Lessons from the US

Each year a competition takes place, at Santa Clara University, called the Boomer Summit where start-up businesses pitch for a prize for the best business concept aimed at the Boomer market.

So where do our friends in the US see the future of Boomer ventures. These are the concepts of the five finalists:

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A Car for the Green Boomer?

by: Dick Stroud

It would seem that Tesla reckons that their Roadster sports car should be attractive to the older ‘green’ conscious 50-plus. Let’s hope the potential customers aren’t viewers of the UK’s favourite car programme.

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The UK Recession Is Good for Lots of People

by: Dick Stroud

All is not doom and gloom.

The way the recession is affecting consumers in the UK is nothing like the previous bad times.

The economic pundits keep comparing it with the really bad times we had in 1990 but as this chart from the excellent presentation from Lord Turner at the FSA shows, interest payments are now much smaller as a percentage of income than back then.

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Gordon Brown's YouTube Trauma

Guest Post by: Charlie Osmond

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Britain Lags behind Europe in Enterprise 2.0

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Effects of the Recession

by: Dick Stroud

The branding consultancy Clear (part of M&C Saatchi) has divided the way UK consumers are reacting to the recession into eight groups. The original article was published in Marketing Week – unfortunately it is subscriber only.

The most extreme group are those who are "cutting back". These tend to be older females on a lower income and have changed their behaviour the most, compared with any other group.

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Social Media Diary 27/2/2009 - UK National Museums

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Insights into the Concerns of the Over-50s

by: Dick Stroud

Beyond Westminster, is a BBC radio programme that as the name implies is about issues of UK politics. This Saturday it was all about the attitudes and values held by of older voters and the implications for the policies of the main political parties – and for the other age groups in the population.

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TV from Cradle to the Grave - What We Can Learn at Its Birth

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