"Hoard that Valentine's Day candy now, because chocolate prices are poised to head higher." —But what if you want to eat your feelings instead of hoard them? What if you didn't get any Valentine's Day candy at all because no one loves you? What if chowing down on that chocolate is the only thing that—for a few fleeting seconds of your day—helps you forget just how horrible things are? [...]
"Since employment peaked in September 2008, local government has lost 550,000 jobs."
—Hooray, America got its smaller government! Of those jobs, 345,000 disappeared in a year. But let's not even get into these August employment numbers, just released. Why bother? It's a long-term trend, the not-working, and that's the way they ("they"!) want it.
It should perhaps however be noted that the August report does some serious correction on the June and July reports: "The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for June was revised from +46,000 to +20,000, and the change for July was revised from +117,000 to +85,000." So yeah, strike those 58,000 jobs [...]
This makes me feel like I'm going to crap my pants a little just from reading it: A ten-macchiato bike trip around New York City. Talk about your dangerous stunt nonfiction!