Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A couple of economic and social indicators for your consideration

Whiskey and lingerie

For the past couple of years the liquor stores here have been flogging whiskey (and whisky). They still are.

For the past couple of years lingerie stores have been flogging rather elaborate stuff. They still are:

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Okay, what do consumers who buy these things have in common?

Answer: They are purchased by people who plan to stay in rather than go out.

That is an important trend. It might be an entirely economic phenomenon due to disappear with the recovery. Or it might be a sign of something else.

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