I linked to an article about US spending the other day. Since then, I keep seeing a variety of telling charts about the changes in US consumer spending habits.
These are my 6 favorites:
High Income Spending Splurge
Spending Habits: Wealth, Age Group cohorts
Changes in Spending by Sector, 2008-10
Upper-Income Spending Surges 33%
Household Spending by Category
Gallup Daily: U.S. Consumer Spending
Results reported in both a 3-day and 14-day rolling average
Category: Consumer Spending
Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.