Minions at the Bureau of Economic Analysis claim that real gross domestic product is now growing at an annual rate of 3.7% as measured in Q2 2015 after a statistical revision from a number published a month ago. Their claim is pure fiction.
These minions deflate current GDP using a past inflated GDP. Ask yourself, how could that work, logically?
True GDP expressed in True Dollars™ tells an altogether different story. As you can see in the chart, True GDP is down -1.5% for the quarter and -4.4% year over year. Note: Since the charts are active, the numbers on the charts can change from the commentary above.
The only growth to be seen is growth in inventories. No one should want a growth in their inventories in a just-in-time world.
Mark my words. Black Friday is going to expose all of the phony numbers published by agencies of Congress, like the Commerce Department's BEA. In True Dollars™, total consumer credit relative to disposable personal income is too high. I shared the chart for that with you in THERE STILL IS NOT A RECOVERY SEVEN YEARS LATER. HERE IS WHY, PARTLY.
Americans continue to live in the Greatest Depression. Likely, there is world wide depression as the Chinese have now entered recession as I have shared in Q2 2015 CHINESE GDP REVEALS THE CHINESE ECONOMY IS SHRINKING. THE CHINA MIRACLE HAS COME TO AN END.