Sure...for the cash rich segment. This is the time for bargain basement purchases of companies, technology and resource buying. Historically, a bad time is where all the ones with the money will come out to play. You can only hope that some of what they spent on will trickle down far enough to the people. Not for the little people, your cash is strap to lasting for as long as it can till it can tie you over till situation would improve enough that you venture to spend abit more beyond necessity. Good or bad? I say it is a little of both. LIke it or not we all need the greedy opportunistic entrepreneurs and govt to make their money for without them we would all be broke a lot longer. Sounds weird? Well think about it. But of course once in a while...they get too overly greedy that you get an economical nightmare like this happen every few decade lah. So...the trick here is how you guard for it and most importantly if you are abit greedy, how do you take advantage of it and sometime live with yourself?