TJ Wrote: Antique Road Show is a television show I love to watch on public broadcasting. They show follow up shows / reruns - 15 years later with the appraised values then versus now. Values on most things are down significantly because people don't have as much leisure cash for buying unnecessary items.
Chet Ruminski Wrote: A while back I wrote about movie attendance falling being a sign of bad times coming. I say the same thing about art/collectibles. This is the exact explanation I presented about why jobs were lost to cheap foreign labor. The loss of discretionary income. People are having to live with less. That also has an exponential effect on the economy. An economy is the life of a country. An economy is spending. The rightwing abhors spending. Observant speculation is the new game in trading. Totally non involved speculation is stagnating trillions of dollars. Stagnating money kills an economy.