but the numbers keep getting in the way: “Retail sales disappointed in July and the number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week…. While autos, helped by the start of the Cash for Clunkers program, showed a 2.4 percent jump — the biggest in six months — there was widespread weakness elsewhere. Gasoline stations, department stores, electronics outlets and furniture stores all.”
Maybe the government should just pay everyone to buy everything, printing the money if necessary. Wait, that’s what they are doing.
Oh, and Ford is expanding production, despite the catastrophic malinvestment of the existing fleet. Who will point out that it is uneconomic and downright wasteful to make stuff noone wants, solely because the robbers have agreed to come up with a way to dispose of it?