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March 30, 2009

"Cracked teeth" and fewer shark attacks

On March 27, 2009 This American Life had a program on the effects of the recession. Entitled Scenes from a Recession, the authors claimed that one of the effects of the recession is a higher incidence of cracked and damaged teeth due, no doubt, to the stress and teeth grinding that occurs as a result of the bad economic times. Similarly, the recession has also apparently resulted in a decline in shark attacks. This time due to a reduction in luxury and /or adventure-style vacations.

If you are looking for information on the bad economic times you might want to consider some of the news sites:

BBC Global Financial Crisis

Financial Times In Depth: Global Financial Crisis

Consider also high quality online information from Congressional Quarterly Press.

CQ Researcher offered this overview of the credit meltdown.

Numerous sites and resources have also been identified on the Economics Research Blog.
Click the link to find information from the US Federal Reserve Bank.
Or more information from the US Federal Government Recovery Program At http://www.recovery.gov/.

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