How does fear and propoganda contribute positively to a capitalist economy? 10 POINTS BEST ANSWER!!?

Fear and propoganda instigated by the government. Think about 9/11, 2012, etc. and compare how this contributed to our economy. I think that it does impact our society positively, because when people are scared they invest in goods (I really don't know how to explain this point any better - if you could elaborate on this that would be GREAT.) Also, people invest in their protection (but how would this affect the economy?) Please elaborate on this too.

Asked By: zaraahmed100 - 10/21/2010
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It makes people want to live for the "moment" before they burn in a fiery death of volcanic inferno lava caused by the shifting of the poles, global destabilization, the collision of Nibiru with Earth, alien attacks, or nuclear destruction. People also make movies and write books about these things too - they don't... More
Answered By: calzrhe - 10/21/2010
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In happy times, money will be invested one way. In times of trouble, the money shifts to other investments. If you know what, how, and when, you make a lot of money... More
Answered By: sheldonlinker - 10/21/2010
Fear keeps people relying on government, as long as people rely on government, government gets more powerful. people do not buy goods out of fear, they stop buying goods out of fear. Fear usually causes people to spend less, therefore slowing down the economy. There's nothing positive about that!
Answered By: Bojana - 10/21/2010
obamas 2yr terror campaign against American businesses have been bad for our economy.
Answered By: Casey Forrest - 10/21/2010
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