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Death, porn, video games...what's really "recession proof?"

Posted at 10:55 AM on October 15, 2008 by Jeff Horwich (4 Comments)

As we're about to tip into a prolonged recession (so they say) we had this notion for this week's show: What's actually recession-proof?

So we're starting to look into some things:

Candy? Check.

Cigarettes? Check.

Candy Cigarettes? (What?)

Soup? Check. (Campbell's stock has done just fine through the Wall Street meltdown.)

Beer? Maybe.

Porn? Usually, but not so clear this time. We've got a porn director in our network who's going to give us the low-down.

Video games? We've got a hunch toward yes, but working to confirm.

Funerals? Nope.

Dollar Stores? Think so....

Hair cuts? My guy says he can feel business slowing down (hey, took me way to long to get back in there and look respectable).

Health Care? Working on that one.

Any other ideas for us?

More on Friday's show. (Boy, today's blog post looks like a Polinaut Daily Digest.)

Comments (4)

Public transportation

Posted by Bruce | October 15, 2008 12:15 PM

Let's hope public radio subscriptions are not recession proof. Getting rid of the Morning Show is a good start. Other fat to be trimmed: the Loop and a Prairie Home Companion.

Posted by Admin | October 15, 2008 12:20 PM

toilet paper


cell phones

home heating costs

cheap beer

fast food


garbage removal services

mental health services/hotlines

Posted by Bob | October 15, 2008 1:25 PM

Re: Admin...

Or maybe we cut out blog comments....

Posted by Jeff Horwich | October 15, 2008 2:31 PM

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