Name: Bruce Brown
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
How has the economic downturn affected you? The economy has caused my family to be very cautious with our finances. You see my dad is really highly educated, he is a phD. This puts him in danger because high education= high salary. When companies are cost cutting due to this economy, he is likely one of the first to go because of how much he makes. In addition, his degree is so specialized, that if he loses his job, it is really hard to find another job of equal status for him.
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