by Andrew Hoffman
I’m pretty sure I’ve published every day since my Mexican vacation of November 2012, nearly 3½ years ago. In fact, even when Diana and I were in China in August 2013, culminating our 7½-year journey to Sylvie, I was up at 3:00 AM each day, writing articles on my laptop. That said, unless the world goes to hell in a handbasket – which may well be the case – I will NOT be writing or podcasting next week, as my “batteries” badly require recharging.
To that end, I had thought this morning’s “never another upgrade” would be my last before said vacation, until the VERY IMPORTANT news discussed here emerged this (Thursday) morning. Thus, I’m going to start this “two-part” article this afternoon, and finish tomorrow morning, with “bonus” commentary about the “most important jobs report ever”; which, despite the worst economic data since the 2008 crisis, is expected to produce 200,000 “jobs,” and a 4.9% “unemployment rate.” In other words, the BLS’ “island of lies” has never more closely resembled an “atoll in a tsunami.”