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The Reality of Socialism

“Socialism has no theory of wealth creation; it's just a destructive, envy-driven fantasy about redistributing it after something else (and somebody else) creates it first.” 

-- Lawrence Reed,

FMC Barometers


Numbers as of last Friday close.


Why are these numbers important?

Shadow Stats Snapshot


ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.

  • Unemployment:
    BLS: 4.7%
    Shadow Stats: 22.7%
  • Inflation:
    January Year-to-Year: 2.50% (CPI-U*)
    Shadow Stats: 10.3%

*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]