Tuesday Talk: Did we learn our lesson?
For the next month, news wires will be filled with analyses linking holiday shopping numbers to the health of our economy. The recession has driven these numbers down for the last two years, but talk of "pent-up demand" has retailers feeling more optimistic this year. Minnesotans’ spending cautions have remained strong -- leading many to wonder what the future holds. If our attitudes toward spending have truly changed, then what other types of commerce will fuel the economy? What do you think?
Does the way forward involve a return to spending or has the recession permanently altered our purchasing patterns?