Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.
-- R.W. Emerson
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Only John Kerry could finagle an economic index that shows this economy, with its 3.3%+ growth rates, minimal inflation and near-full employment, is bad. Then again, the Kerry Misery Index also rates the economy under Jimmy Carter (12%+ inflation and interest rates, gas rationing, high unemployment) as better than the Reagan Economy (biggest boom years in US history). Kerry Misery Index validity = nonexistent.