Originally Posted by n54door
^ yep... it also indicates that consumers are consuming less, which is a bad thing when it comes to growth and stability.
Think about it this way, I eat when I sell something. You eat when you sell something. If I don't buy yours and you don't buy mine, neither of us eat.
Economics in a nutshell. Another good example, watch the South park comparing the economy and now to Rome and Jesus... Hilarious and so true!