Honestly, readers: if there is a shadow of a doubt that information on the economy is manipulated by public relations operating in the deep background (including government and media), consider the release of data on the poor performance of personal income growth and the decision by the Federal Reserve to continue its massive purchases in the debt market; a decision that threw a major curve ball at institutional investors.
Is the economy recovering or isn't it? What is your experience? Is your purchasing power greater today than it was five years ago? Or ten years ago?