Tea Leaf: It's okay to be excited about the economy

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  • Riles Midway, UT
    March 29, 2012 3:02 p.m.

    The only reason for most of these "positive" indicators is artificial stimulus, malinvestment, and inflation. People point to the bullish stock market as an indicator of strength in the market. All that rising stock prices proves is that despite the "low risk of inflation" rhetoric coming from the mouth of Bernookie and his pals, price inflation is accelerating beyond our control. Why no mention of the cost of food and fuel? If there are two indicators that actually matter to Main Street Americans, those are it. But then, that wouldn't fit Mr. Thredgold's narrative of positivity.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    March 29, 2012 12:35 p.m.

    Interest rates are low - for now - but if the debt continues to rise (now at 16 trillion) then that is going to change dramatically.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    March 29, 2012 8:11 a.m.

    and the band on the Titantic played merrily on

  • ironmania San Diego, CA
    March 29, 2012 7:38 a.m.

    Thanks for the great article Jeff. It is great to have a "reality check" and be reminded about how we really live in an amazing moment. If you spend too much time listening to politicians (from any party), you can easily get caught up in the constant rhetoric about how our nation is in decline.

    These stats are unbiased by political philosophy, and prove otherwise. Makes me excited to be an American.