There Goes The US Consumer: Card Data Reveal First Drop In Household Spending In Two Years As Upper-Income Wages Tumble, Unemployment Benefits Soar

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, May 15, 2023 - 12:11 PM

One of the bigger mysteries of the US economy is how is it possible that - if one believes the various government data collection agencies - the US consumer remains this strong this late into the business cycle (actually, one look at the recent near-record surge in credit card debt explains everything...

.... but for the sake of argument, let's pretend we are confused).