Here we present the results of the Nov. 3 ASI E-News survey.
ASI’s E-Newsletter may have noticed the addition of a
weekly survey to the news features section. Here we present the results of the Nov. 5 survey.
Which of the following will be the
key indicator that the recession is turning around?
Drop in unemployment
rate and resumption of job growth: 70.312%
Increase in durable
goods spending: 14.062%
Growth in GDP: 7.812%
Increase in housing
starts/construction spending: 7.812%
Increase in government
get what you vote for. A vote for Obama was a vote for job losses and
“Without money to buy homes, it won't matter how much the
government increases spending as long as it hasn't figured out that mid-range
jobs are key. Neither McDonald’s nor Walmart can save this sinking ship.”
“None of the above are very good leading indicators. A better
indicator would be increases in containers and packaging.”
“Government spending? The level of government spending has
nothing to do with good or bad economic times. The government thinks they can
spend as much money as they please.”