A Worrisome Economic Indicator

23 Dec

My local Home Depot and Lowes are sold out of green and red outdoor spotlights. As an economic indicator, what does this mean?

  1. Times are getting better and people are buying more green and red spotlights than last year at Christmas.
  2. There are supply chain problems abroad with green and red spotlights.
  3. Home Depot and Lowes, as large as they are, are not sophisticated enough to properly stock a seasonal product in high demand.

I sense the answer is “c,” a small yet worrisome indication that in the larger picture we are doing poorly at trying to extract ourselves from the current financial doldrums.

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2 Responses to “A Worrisome Economic Indicator”

  1. Jeromy Montalto December 30, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is important and everything. However imagine if you added some great photos or videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and video clips, this site could certainly be one of the best in its niche. Fantastic blog!

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    • NotebookM January 7, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

      Thanks Jeromy. I will take your advice.

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