Monday, September 10, 2012

Our Economy's Mascot?

Tiger? No.
Lion? Not exactly.
Panther? Guess again.
Wolverine? Nope.
Bear? Getting warmer!

Here's a hint. This mascot really knows how to dish out the pain.

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Just look at all those quills!


Quills are released by contact with them, or they may drop out when the porcupine shakes its body, but cannot be projected at attackers. New quills grow to replace lost ones. From ancient times, it was believed that porcupines could throw their quills at an enemy, but this has long been refuted.

September 7, 2012
Young adults drop out of the job market

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The drop in the unemployment rate in August isn't particularly good news for the economy -- it's driven mostly by nearly 400,000 people dropping out of the labor force, rather than more people finding jobs.

Sorry, it's just another feeble attempt at gallows sarcasm.

Source Data:
St. Louis Fed: Custom Chart


Who Struck John said...

My thought on looking at the Bush 43 and Obama horizontal "recoveries" was that the slope will probably be negative during the next "recovery"!

Stagflationary Mark said...

Who Struck John,

The duration of the next "recovery" may not be looking all that great either. Sigh.

Stagflationary Mark said...

The name porcupine comes from Middle French porc espin (spined pig).

Got porcupine lipstick?