If you want to start your week off depressed, read this Mises article by Doug French. It goes against everything in me to be pessimistic, but it's more painful to ignore reality and act as if a Rainbow World with gold streets is two economic reports away. Is the information in this article 100% certain? I don't know, but even it hits on 75%, we've got problems that all the spin from every happy-head in D.C. won't change.
Does it frighten me? Not really, but it does make me angry and disgusted at an administration and congress more concerned with perception and maintaining power than the lives of millions of Americans lost in a stagnant economy made worse by the arrogant interventions of people who produce absolutely nothing but imaginary scenarios, political strategies and more ways to screw those who do produce.
Oh, I know the government provides wonderful things to enable business to happen in America, and they deliver the mail and research the mating habits of aardvarks, but what they do to prevent economic growth cancels out anything we can place on the positive side, and many of the things they do could be done by through creative private sector efforts -- without government, we wouldn't have to drive Volvos on pig trails.
Every pin-head anti-capitalist who stands in the way of economic growth ought to be removed just as quickly as their exits can be arranged, before they destroy the whole country in their quest to be something they're not -- competent experts with a plan. If this is their plan, fire 'em and change the locks.