No -- the fireworks had to be paid for, created jobs, encouraged people to travel to see them and spend when they got there. All in all, it was probably a help to the economy.
not really. this is also a time when people need some uplifting of spirits.<br />
besides, the entities that are spending their money on fireworks probably wouldn't use the same money to relieve private financial crises.
I agree with the above comment. In Chicago, our main firework display is located Downtown. Many Chicagoans rent hotels, dine at nearby restaurants or attend local parties so that they can have a view of the fireworks. In essence, it keeps the ball rolling and people are spending a lot extra for "the experience". The fireworks are apart of that experience. <br />
It also creates jobs, or maintain jobs while businesses are utilizing this time of year to bring in more capital. <br />
I would also like to add that when people are happier, they tend to spend more and worry less. Taxpayers can benefit from events such as these.<br />
Julene Allen-Dell'Amor<br />
Yes, and it seems that most people where I live agree. This year there weren't nearly as many fireworks being set off as there were last year.
No, people should celebrate the new year with a BANG!:+)
chimpmunk ernie's point of spending money makes money, and happy people spend more so I think of entertaining the masses has a positive impact indeed.
Not if you are the fireworks company.
not a waste of money to the people who sell 'em lolol.