Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Take your pick

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Kirk Jusko said...

Maybe one poll was taken on a Friday, and the other on a Monday. That's all I can come up with.

Actual consumer spending--the real thing, not an opinion--is down. Way down.

(S)wine said...

if people don't realize that we need to seriously cross-check our sources...work HARD to get the facts nowadays, we'll remain a population of spoon-fed maggots.

i see this shit almost every day: sales of existing homes goes up, but but...unemployment creeps up as well. unemployment is down but but...more jobs were lost this quarter than last.


ben said...

My latest way to read the news sounds a lot like my Grandpa:


As for your question, I have no doubt that the global economy is in the crapper, the good news everyone is trying *so* hard to find and point to is the exception, not the rule.

John Schramm said...

Further proof that statistics can prove anything you want them to.