Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Oxymoron's Guide to the Stagnating Manufacturing Renaissance (Musical Tribute)

The following chart shows real manufacturers sales per capita (November 2013 dollars).

Click to enlarge.

April 6, 2012
The Wall Street Journal: The Great Reversal: Playing the U.S. Manufacturing Boom

Three trends suggest America's "manufacturing renaissance" is just getting started, says Neil Dutta, U.S. economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

We're told U.S. Manufacturing is booming, and yet the chart clearly shows that it is stagnating. Worse, we're still nowhere near the previous peaks (~$1,700). It's an enigma wrapped up in a conundrum.

When it comes to U.S. manufacturing, says Kristina Hooper, head of portfolio strategies at Allianz Global Investors, "It's time to stop looking in the rearview mirror and start looking ahead."

March 8, 2012
See Frightening Pictures Of A Minivan Impaled By A Log

If you weren't already nervous when traveling behind a logging truck on the highway we're afraid these pictures might inspire some anxiety next time you spot one on the open road.

For the record, the log took out both the front window and the rearview mirror.

It's better than bad, it's good!

Source Data:
St. Louis Fed: Custom Chart

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