Empty seats at NFL games!

I paid $212 back in the summer for a ticket to the Bucs-Eagles game a few weeks ago. There were a fair number of empty seats, but loads of the filled seats were occupied by Eagles fans. Today, while I was watching the Bucs game, I saw an ad for a four-ticket package for … $100!!!! That’s half what I paid for one ticket before the season started.


Armageddon! Record low Hispanic unemployment!

The national seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S. labor force fell to the lowest level on record in September of 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released Friday show.

In September, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos, aged 16 and up, was 4.5%, tying July 2018 for the lowest level since the BLS began tracking Hispanic-Latino employment data in 1973.

Negative GDP in Iran. Forecast Says Sharp Drop In Iran’s Economic Growth Rate

The Iranian Parliament’s Research Center has forecast two dystopian economic growth rates for Iran by the end of the Iranian year (March 20, 2019) as a result of the U.S. pull-out from the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Based on these two scenarios, the center’s forecast for Iran’s economic growth rate in the next year (March 2019-March 2020) would be between -3.8 percent and -5.5 percent.
— Read on en.radiofarda.com/a/sharp-drop-in-iran-s-economic-growth-rate-forecasted/29466452.html

Iran Considers Rationing, Distributing Food Coupons, As Sanctions Bite Harder

Iran may be considering a plan to ration foodstuffs and other essential commodities, according to reports of developments at the Iranian Parliament.

On September 2, the parliament approved the double-urgency of a bill that calls on the government to import essential commodities and sell the goods to the nation at subsidized prices at cooperatives and state-owned shops, said the parliament’s website.
— Read on en.radiofarda.com/a/iran-considers-rationing-distributing-food-coupons-as-sanctions-bite-harder/29468399.html

On the road to … Zimbabweville: South Africa Slides Into Recession For The First Time Since 2009

With South Africa reeling amid concerns of land expropriation, the rand tumbling amid broad emerging market fears and the local economy pressured by collapsing consumer spending, moments ago the Pretoria-based Statistics South Africa announced that Q2 GDP contracted at a 0.7% annualized rate, missing expectations of a 0.6% increase, and together with the sharp drop in Q1 GDP, South Africa has now officially entered its first recession since 2009.
— Read on www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-04/south-africa-unexpectedly-slides-recession-first-time-2009