We are discussing GDP and its components in class. Given that a vast portion of GDP is consumption, I would like you to really think about what GDP is measuring. The current global economic crisis will almost certainly have an impact on your life. This topic is less structured than usual, but I want everyone who is participating in this blog to bring some general evidence to the discussion. To get a better understanding of how the economic situation potentially affects you or your generation, you can start with the following articles. Please remember that other people are reading your blog, so don’t divulge any information you do not want others to know. Also remember that I want you to put forth your opinion and back it up with facts.