The zombies are coming, but they’re not coming fast enough to stop the world’s largest appliance manufacturer from going under.
In the past, appliance makers have had to deal with the risk of exploding, fire, flood, pandemic, and nuclear weapons.
But a new study suggests that as the zombie apocalypse continues to creep into the U.S., there may be other, less obvious, and more immediate threats to our most valuable asset: the home.
As the global economy continues to implode, manufacturers will be forced to adapt, according to the report, titled “The Rise of the Zombie Apocalypse,” from the think tank American Enterprise Institute.
“It’s very hard to foresee a scenario in which we’ll see a new epidemic as quickly as we saw the pandemic,” said Christopher J. Tyszka, a senior fellow in the Energy and Environmental Policy Program at the AEI.
“There’s a lot of risk in the zombie pandemic.
It’s very high.
The risk of being hit by a pandemic is not as high as the risk for fire or the risk from a nuclear weapon.”
Tysska added that a lot more will depend on the kinds of disasters we see in the future.
“If we’re talking about hurricanes, there are a lot fewer, if any, hurricanes now,” he said.
“But if you’re talking pandemic-related disasters, we’re still looking at a lot.
For Tysseka, the answer to that question is yes. “
So, you know, the question becomes: Are there any other risks?”
For Tysseka, the answer to that question is yes.
If we’re going to stay in business, he said, “we’re going in a direction that is much safer than if we’re in a scenario where the zombies just start rolling in and killing everybody.” “
If we’re going to stay in business, he said, “we’re going in a direction that is much safer than if we’re in a scenario where the zombies just start rolling in and killing everybody.”
The AEI report comes on the heels of a similar report from the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), which found that there are “serious risks” that manufacturers will face in the event of an “unprecedented global pandemic.”
For example, the IEEFA said that while there is no current threat of a nuclear war, there is a “low probability” that the U,S., or Europe will have a nuclear attack by 2030.
The IEEHA also said that if we have an outbreak of “mild” to severe epidemic, such as influenza or smallpox, we could face a “lack of effective public response, an inability to respond, and a lack of capacity to deal effectively with the pandemics.”
The report also said there is “a very high risk” that there will be a pandemic-scale collapse of infrastructure.
In other words, if we do get hit by an earthquake or an asteroid, the first thing we should do is get out of the way of a pandoro or other catastrophic disaster.
But Tyszanas said that, “if we’re trying to be prepared for that kind of catastrophe, we really need to be thinking about what we’re doing right now.”
If you’re a member of the AEi, visit the AEIA website here for more information on the report.