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HOPE: Consumer Confidence Plunges In June. “Recovery Summer, or Recovery Bummer? Economists are beginning to wonder whether we’re heading into a double-dip recession, or whether the first one ever really ended.”
To which this bottom-line economist adds:
Glenn Reynolds added this bit of observation:
Anecdotage: A woman who works at a local used bookstore told me they’re not selling nearly as many hardbacks as they used to — people won’t spring for them any more, even at the reduced prices. That doesn’t sound like a recovery to me.
Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 12:52 pm
Perhaps better marketing would help:
My former wife worked in fancy dinner houses for decades. She had the best economic indicator: the size of tips. She also received better tips with an extra blouse button open.