File this under the “Not to sound conceited, but I hate it when I’m right” department

Seven days ago, I discussed this year’s dismal economic outlook, and one snippet of that post was… If something isn’t done now, the economy will slide further downward.  Retail stores that were in trouble before the Christmas shopping season are still in trouble, and we’re going to see a lot of...

December’s unemployment numbers are out…

I seem to do a post like this once a month, whenever the numbers come out.  Since I haven’t visited the topic in a month, I need to remind everyone why job numbers from November or December are more important than the same numbers from, say, June: During the holiday season, retail is supposed to gain...

More Economic Foreboding

Normally I’d publish this as a comment to the post I’m addressing, but there’s one point about Macswain’s earlier post on job losses in November that cannot be overstated: During the holiday season, retail is supposed to gain jobs.  Lots of them.  All those temporary retail holiday...