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January 22, 2010



Question Bill:

boomers can't retire as soon as they'd like because of their household wealth (retirement and home values) was severely reduced. they're thrifty spenders by nature. college grads can't find work in record numbers because job growth is anemic at best. BLS U-6 is persistently high. the average consumer isn't spending nearly as much in the past and their borrowing is pared way, way back.

How does this all impact your analysis, if at all?

David Smith

Is it really so that "plenty of companies are planning on expansion"? I hope you're right, but over the short run the uncertainty would still seem to be keeping a lid on actual additions labor and plant, as opposed to increasing production with the assets already in place.

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