I feel I owe all of you who’ve been kind enough to read my column for the last year and a half both an apology and an explanation. Since February I’ve been dealing with some health issues. What started out as severe edema (swelling of the legs and […]
In the endless debate of healthcare and the influx of more and more illegal aliens entering our country we all seem to have an opinion. It’s been the cause of debates, fights, “unfriending” and even physical violence. At the risk of sounding sanctimonious, I deal with it every […]
I find it strange, and appalling, that we in the West, would characterise the desire of many Western Women to legally murder babies, just as and when they ‘feel the need’ to remove life from a defenseless baby/infant, as somehow having something to do with that amorphously vague […]
The History we’ve been fed, isn’t actually untrue in the bulk of its narratives, but certainly biased and one-sided in its view, so, consider this anomaly. We rightly hated the Nazis, and then afterwards realised that, by their own actions, the Soviets were our enemies, and in fact […]
Retail sales set a record during 2018. We have seen record non-seasonally adjusted retail sales during January and February of 2019. March is normally a strong month for retail sales due to the Spring Housing Market. Expect non-seaosnlly adjusted retail sales growth in all sectors month to month and march to March. The seasonally adjusted sales may have one of two slower sales levels March to March.
The March Jobs number rebounded from the “weak” headline number last month. Last month the Current Employment Statistics (CES) worker data was “weak” and the Current Population Survey (CPS) jobs data was strong. This month the CES data was strong and the CPS data was weak. Long term we are seeing full-time jobs replace part-time jobs.
Last month the ADP report came in much stronger than the monthly employment situation report from the government. This month the January and February ADP data was revised lower. This month instead of expansion in Manufacturing, Construction and Financial Services we saw the ADP data contract.
The ADP payroll report gives us the first glimpse as to what may be reported for the private sector growth when the government Employment Statistics Report is released. Expect all sector to grow month to month and March to March. Expect a number over 215,000 and under 252,000 before revisions to the February data are made.
The February Retail Report was finally released. The Government Shutdown Shutdown the Release of Some Economic Data. The monthly retail report has not been received very well. December we had a record December and a Record year, non-seasonally adjusted, and it was reported as lackluster. It was so […]
It’s too bad that the Right is so feeble, (apart from the far-Right psychos), while the Left is so ingrained in every institution and agency. The bulk of the political class, certainly most of the metropolitans, are pretty far Left of centre on crucial issues, like free speech, […]