What’s wrong with this picture?

Here is the latest conversation I had with money manager Andrew Horowitz…. new insights for anyone who invests in anything.

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  1. What’s wrong? – 15% difference between official and shadow stats. So what do all those unemployed people do for living?

    • Carlos says:

      I believe they call it “working in the black”. Unregistered, untaxed and unburdened.

    • Derek says:

      They are too employed. They are called Obama voters. They all receive pay and benefits to support unsustainable policies and kept and will keep Obama and his supporters in power.

  2. Dallas says:

    Looks like the tinfoiler curve (TFC) , shown in blue, forgot to carry the one.

    • Innocent Bystander says:

      Since I’m too immature to get a grasp of reality, I’ll just use words like “tinfoiler”, and “Teapublican” to dismiss it.

      Now where’s my pacifier?

      • stormtrooper 651 says:

        Fantastic irony when “I’ll believe anything Dear Leader tells me and these ShadowStats are a huge made up conspiracy” Dallas calls someone a tinfoiler.

        • Dallas says:

          Well, the end of that curve looks pretty fucked up.

          Looks like they changed the recipe just about the time Obama took office. Just calling them as I see them

  3. Somebody_Else says:

    You’d think the conservatives would be a little more wary about making up statistics after the ‘UnSkewed Polls’ Romney landslide prediction disaster. Their audience may not be very bright, but if they keep using these disinformation tactics people will either catch on to their BS or just stop caring.

    • stormtrooper 651 says:

      Sure pal, it’s all a giant conspiracy carried out by underground lizard people, but Dear Leader will save you. Just like Chris Rock says, he’s the nations daddy, now keep taking those pills like a good servant.

  4. Publius says:

    Actual Middle Eastern Rebel Leader/Financier seeks your investment to topple middle eastern government, sets up page to collect American donations, FB page, etc.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/180yye/i_am_running_for_president_of_iran_my_name_is_dr/

    Presumably your donations will go to the rebel cause, ie., weapons, training, etc. After the rebels win, what will they do with the trained, armed rebels who are left with nothing else to do with their rebel skills?

    Many questions here for the thoughtful / those with any memory of 9/11

  5. god says:

    Same graphic we’ve seen since Nixon. Whining because you just discovered it doesn’t change relative positions or (ir)relevance.