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Entry from February 22, 2012
Zombieconomy (Zombie Economy)

Entry in progress—B.P.

6 February 1992, Christian Science Monitor, “A ‘Zombie Economy’” (editorial), pg. 1: 
ECONOMIST Robert Brusca accuses Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan of creating a “zombie economy.”

6 August 1996, The Star (Toronto, Ontario), “Analysts expect jobs rebound; Report on Friday crucial sign of economy’s health” by Rob Carrick, pg. B5:
OTTAWA - Somewhere between boom and bust lies the zombie economy. That’s a zombie as in seemingly alive, but dead when it comes to jobs.

Harvard Business Review
The Zombieconomy and Capitalism 2.0
By Umair Haque
1:53 PM Monday May 11, 2009
Saul Hansell asks: are telcos next to go bankrupt?

They’re definitely on the list. As I’ve pointed out for some time, the problem isn’t within industries: it’s across them.

It’s time to connect the dots. It is no coincidence that so many industries are in trouble simultaneously and so fast. The growth of the Zombieconomy is a Jupiter-sized wake-up call to today’s leaders.

OCLC WorldCat record
LAND OF THE LIVING DEAD: One of the worst-hit by the recession, Michigan’s zombie economy is chewing away at the aggregate industry
Author: R Markley
Publisher: Overland Park, KS : Intertec Pub.
Edition/Format:  Article : English
Publication: Rock products. 112, no. 9, (2009): 24-27
Database: ArticleFirst

OCLC WorldCat record
The zombie economy : leadership in times of uncertainty
Author: Mark Thomas; Martin D D Evans; PA Consulting Group.
Publisher: London : PA Consulting, 2009.
Edition/Format:  Book : English

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LIVING DEAD ECONOMY OF THE What is the ‘zombie economy’ and how can we survive it?
Publisher: Stevenage, Herts, UK : Institution of Engineering and Technology, c2006-
Edition/Format:  Article : English
Publication: IET engineering & technology, no. 4, (2010): 68
Database: ArticleFirst

The Weekly Standard
The Zombie Economy
The life jacket the government threw to the private sector has become a straitjacket.

Aug 16, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 45 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
Since 2008, the federal government and the Federal Reserve have spent some $3 trillion to secure the financial system and prevent a second Great Depression. What did all this money buy us? A really expensive life jacket.

Fox Business
How to Survive the ‘Zombie Economy’
Published May 05, 2011
Reuters
What does the threat of a zombie attack and a financial meltdown have in common? For starters, you have to act fast, remain calm and fight back. That’s the premise of the off-beat new book, “Zombie Economics: How To Slay Your Bills, Decapitate Debt, and Fight the Apocalypse of Financial Doom,” a tongue-in-cheek guide to financial survival for the type of people who like a good chuckle when they’re slogging through a crisis.

As the title suggests, Zombie Economics takes a “survival-at-all-costs” mantra to fresh heights, introducing each chapter with a breathless scene straight out of a horror flick, except the bad guy isn’t going to eat your brains — the real enemy is bankruptcy, financial predators and debt.

To put it plainly, the zombie economy is any situation that’s “attacking you,” explains 39-year-old Lisa Desjardins, who Zombie Economics REUTERS/Handoutco-authored the book with Rick Emerson.

Business Insider
On the Continuing Zombification of the US Economy
The Daily Reckoning|Nov. 4, 2011, 5:00 PM
We have been exploring the zombification of the US economy. Major industries — finance, health, education and defense — have been taken over by zombies, parasites whose real interest is to transfer wealth to themselves, from the part of the economy that remains productive.

As the economy becomes more zombified, the part of it dominated by these non-productive industries increases, leaving fewer resources for the productive part. And as the productive part weakens, so does the entire economy’s ability to produce real wealth, or grow its way out of debt.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Wednesday, February 22, 2012 • Permalink