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Are we in a recession? Is our retail market overbuilt? Are consumers tapped out and flush with debt? Are we in bigger trouble than we know?
Isn't funny that we always have to figure out what is going on?
We can never be satisfied with the way things are. If the economy is roaring, we track its success, irrationally exuberant the current month beat the last month and the current year is better than the last year. If the economy starts to sputter, we hold our breath.
We look for signs to interpret as we try to determine if things are going to get better or worse. We read. We listen. From the media to Wall Street analysts. From the president to the chairman of the Federal Reserve …