Personal Impact Of Crisis

We would really appreciate knowing how the economic crisis is affecting you.

Please answer these questions as honestly as you can and if you are upset, why not join us and change these conditions?

What caused the crisis?

1) People who took out huge loans on houses they couldn’t afford are responsible for the crisis we are in.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

2) The big banks, the insurance companies and real estate brokers are responsible for the crisis.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

3) The government is the cause of the economic crisis because it spends too much on social programs.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

4) The problem with the economy is that the average person is a greedy, self-absorbed pleasure seeker who knows no limits.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

 Making adjustments within the system

5) There is little difference in how the Republicans and Democrats have handled the economic crisis.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

6) Compared to the late 1960’s the standard of living in the United States has steadily improved.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

7) The only thing that stands in the way of starting your own business is your ability to save your money, work hard and seize business opportunities which are always available.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

8) The upper classes are in the position they are in because they have worked hard, received a good education and are smarter than the lower classes.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

9) Whether we like it or not capitalism will go on forever because there are no structural weaknesses within it that can jeopardize it.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree 

10) It is easier for you to imagine the end of the world than it is to imagine the end of capitalism.

True or False

Are there alternatives?

11) You think you could coordinate with your fellow workers and run your workplace with your fellow workers and without your managers or supervisors for at least a week, maybe longer.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

12) The Occupy movement was on the right track to take over physical space in cities in order to criticize the way the economy is run.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

13) The Occupy movement fizzled. It was a one-time thing and it is not likely to return.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

14) Competition is the only way to run an economy because if people don’t have to compete there will be no incentive to get them to work hard or work creatively.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

15) Of all the capitalist countries in the world, the United States has the highest standard of living and the wealth is the most evenly distributed.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

16) If the stock market crashed and capitalism was in complete chaos, people could not organize an alternative cooperative system of provisions because people are too selfish and/or they wouldn’t be able to coordinate supply and distribution of goods and services.

a) strongly agree  b) mostly agree c) moderately agree d) mostly disagree e) strongly disagree

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