It wasn't just the Dow that dropped on Monday. Its sister indicators were down as well, triggering concerns that bode ill for the economy in general. 

The economy went negative in the first quarter, with precious little evidence that it will rebound in the second.

The Atlanta branch of the Federal Reserve System's GDPNow has a record of embarrassing mainstream economists who continue to view the economy through rose-colored glasses.

Exports from China have fallen off a cliff as Keynesian economic "remedies" are used to no avail to boost China's economy.

The cachet of hybrid electric vehicles is fading, along with the myth that the government can remake society according to its vision.