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Americans Are Pissed Off from Being Pissed On

Posted by Larry Doyle on August 16th, 2013 9:38 AM |

What do readers think about launching a new means to measure consumer sentiment?

We can continue to measure Consumer Confidence, but I propose we also launch a monthly reading hereby defined as The Pissed Off Indicator.

Why do I sense that so many in our country are pissed off? For the very simple reason that they are sick and tired of being pissed on.

This sense of disgust is not healthy or conducive to growing our economy, but it strikes me as self-evident. I write on this topic today given a steady stream of commentary I have received from regular readers over the last few days.¬† (more…)

Have Americans Moved From Outrage to Resignation?

Posted by Larry Doyle on September 8th, 2010 6:09 AM |

The human spirit is not physically or emotionally able to maintain a heightened sense of acuity for an extended stretch. Although periods of stress or pain will cause sharp responses, eventually the human body is forced to accept the pain and learns to mask it. In the midst of our current economic crisis, I believe this distinct reality is setting in across our land. Let’s rewind the tape and review the developments which emanated on Wall Street and then plundered Main Street.

Fall 2008 brought us absolute shock, awe, and disbelief as the markets careened lower and the economy suffered a ‘heart attack.’

Throughout 2009, the shock wears off and America’s rage burns as people become fully aware that the banks, our regulators, and ultimately our government all failed us. While there are those on both sides of the aisle who would malign the opposition, the fact is both Democrats and Republicans are guilty of not properly defending the American citizenry against the plundering of our financial system. I captured this sense of rage in two specific commentaries: (more…)

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