i'm working on a couple features for the blog, but in the meantime some data from the feds this morning. all emphasis is mine....
"Construction spending rose 0.8 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $798.5 billion, the Commerce Department said. While an improvement, that's barely half the $1.5 trillion that economists consider healthy. And through the first 10 months of this year, construction spending is 2.9 percent below the dismal levels from 2010."
ouch. more proof though that washington's got this all wrong:
IF YOU CAN'T FIX CONSTRUCTION, YOU CAN'T FIX THE ECONOMY.
right now, that spread above is about 5.5% of GDP. there's nothing - i mean nothing - that will generate 3% on top of that loss of productivity. it's really that simple.
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