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.

While the U.S. Department of Labor continues to tout decreased unemployment rates, the reality is that a significant portion of the unemployed have simply withdrawn from the job market entirely, according to a survey by Express Employment Professionals. According to the survey, 40 percent of the 8.5 million unemployed Americans have given up looking for jobs.

 

Once again the free market is working its magic — this time in the automotive field, with driverless cars and leased cars. Its "invisible hand" is making life simpler, easier and cheaper.

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.

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