TITLE

The Upside to Anxiety

AUTHOR(S)
Walker, Lewis
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Financial Planning;Jan2007, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the effects of political dissatisfaction on consumer spending in the United States. Though public opinion of United States President George W. Bush's military policy and the war on Iraq was extremely low in 2006, consumer spending was fairly high. The author suggests that this spending is a result of anxiety, an effort to relieve angst that has built up as consumers worry about politics, the economy, their personal finances, and growing old, which studies say is the average consumer's biggest fear.
ACCESSION #
23722768

 

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