Write a 1-2 page essay explaining how you hope to be prepared for the next recession. You can address the three strategies I listed above, or present other strategies.
Please explain in detail – in what form will you save money, what relationships will you depend on, what institutions?
Please also keep it realistic – what actionable steps towards recession-proofing yourself can you take today?
Finally, tell me some of the that have influenced how you think about this and imagine your future. Can you relate yourself to workers from history? Environmental issues? Technology’s friction with labor? How do you think institutions and ideologies could change? What programs do you hope will be in place? Etc.
(If you’d like to use your imagination to fill in details of why the future recession happened, feel free to. For example, you could imagine that inequality got too severe or a new Cold War came to be … etc.)