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I was just curious to know if anyone knew if their was going to be any TV programming coming up in the near future about Y2K. I need to show something to my father. He is very skeptical of this whole Y2K problem.
I also tried to explain to him yesterday that the banks in the United States hold only a little over 1 percent of the total deposits of its citizens. He of course said I was stupid, so if anyone could give me a link to where I could show him an article to prove this I would be greatly appreciative.
In closing I would just like to thank the people who supply questions and comments to this board. It has been EXTREMELY helpful to me and my preparations.
Please feel free to write with any comments or answers.
-- PMM (email@example.com), February 15, 1999
I don't mean to sound rude, but: TV ! Are you kidding!
Its unlikely you'll find much realistic reporting on TV. I don't mean that they have to favor a "meltdown" scenario, but most people realize TV almost never (Id say never but I continue to hope) gives anywhere close to the full story.
Theres plenty of articles and even books that are very reasoned and well thought out available on the internet. Try Ed Yardeni's online free book. He is the kind of guy that appears (and has - not recently) on Wall Street Week. Even a skeptic or a relative would probably admit that the guy makes SOME sense.
If you really want to scare him, look for Gary Norths site (links attached to a lot of the posts here) - he explains the monetary system well ---- in other words it'll scare the pants off you.
-- Herman Kiddlehopper (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 15, 1999.
I agree that television is simply not going to be the best source for information. If your father will read an 18 page print out and would prefer to stick to facts and avoid scare tactics, have him read the latest statement from the GAO's Willemssen:
Director, Civil Agengies Information Systems
Accounting And Information Management Division
U.S. General Accounting Office
Before The Subcommittee On Government Management,
Information, And Tehcnology Of The
Committee On Government Reform And Oversight
U.S. House Of Representatives
January 20, 1999
-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), February 15, 1999.