Where The Heck Was The “Festive Spirit?”

Shocked and appalled—that was the reaction to the shopping-season debacle in the US. It was triggered by MasterCard’s ugly report. But now there’s a new term to describe “consumer spending,” “consumer debt,” and ultimately “trade deficits” when they occur as a function of such uplifting concepts as “holiday season” and “Christmas” whose magic is boiled down to just one issue: how much did everyone spend?

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6 comments on “Where The Heck Was The “Festive Spirit?”
  1. Jeremy says:

    Where the hecks the KES coins, and the latest TaM?

  2. ronron says:

    @Max. your steak is coming pree cut, nice. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4581871.stm

  3. OlympiaLogger says:

    WOLF RICHTER
    What a freakin’ cool name.
    I’ll trade with you Wolfie!

    Richter is from middle high German. It means judge.
    http://www.konzeptwerks.tv/WR.jpg

    __________
    And by the way… “christmas” is Saturnalia. Originally a Babylonian fire and tree worship ritual that passed to the Romans, and eventually Constantine attached Jesus Christ’s Name to it.
    There’s nothing to be “festive” about.
    The sooner “christmas” is dead, the better — thank God.

  4. Alf says:

    “Where the heck was the festive spirit?”…Well, like everything else its upped
    sticks and ended up here…
    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2011-12/25/c_131326065.htm

    Mewwy Clistmas.

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