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Subject:  Re: October sales Date:  11/7/2006  2:43 AM
Author:  mishedlo Number:  5643 of 7023

I am saying the GDP numbers are full of ****
Easily 1% of it if not 2% of it is total horse hockey

Please read
Grossly Distorted Procedures

I believe the US is unique about how these numbers are calculated.
If we computed numbers the way Europe did we would still be better most of the time but nowhere near as good as what shows. If one just stripped out total nonsense (imputed rent and the "value" of free checking accounts) the numbers would be way way lower. If I am not mistaken we did not always do that. Hedonics is another BS measure.

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