A Tepid Shopping Season
11:27 AM, Dec 26, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Evidently, not a lot of people were persuaded by those television ads that suggested giving a luxury car for Christmas. According to the AP:
A bare 53 percent majority of all Americans are “hopeful” about their lives in 2013; some 44 percent say they are instead more “fearful.” The assessment about what’s in store for the world is even more grim: a record low 40 percent report being hopeful about the next year, with 56 percent saying they are more fearful.