Retail Sales Per Capita Adjusted For Inflation

On December 14, Doug Short posted to his blog a chart showing retail sales per capita, adjusted for inflation (CPI).  The data is through November, as noted on the chart: (click on chart to enlarge image) Of course, this view of total retail sales, on a per-capita (factoring in population growth) basis – as well … Read more Retail Sales Per Capita Adjusted For Inflation

Consumer-Led Recovery Story

This story, “On Borrowed Time : Consumer-Led Recovery” was in The Wall Street Journal on June 9.  I found the chart and its implications to be interesting.  One is led to wonder “how much gas is left in the tank” with regard to Household Debt as a Percentage of Disposable Income.  This is  especially an issue with “Income” and … Read more Consumer-Led Recovery Story