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Read My Red Lips: RECESSION

Daniel30 Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 7:30 PM
Let's put it this way. A person goes into a pet store to buy a pet for his child. The pet store owner says, "I have two pets left; one is a rattlesnake and the other is a copperhead." The buyer says, "Not interested in having either in my home. He has the right of refusal. A Democracy with only two parties offers the same choice between a rattlesnake and a copperhead. You can vote or not vote but in the end one of the snakes is going to have power over your household. That government which governs least governs best - T. Jefferson.

If you’re tracking the economy, start tracking women’s lips. If they’re red, plump and glossy, then you know that the economy is heading into a recession.

With the possible exception of Kim Kardashian, who has millions to blow on 72-day marriages, American women are putting off big-ticket investments like weddings, childbirth or homeownership because of the economy. Instead, they’re buying lipstick. Lots and lots of lipstick.

During the 2001 recession, Estée Lauder chairman emeritus Leonard Lauder conceived the “lipstick index” to describe the spike in cosmetic sales he witnessed during hard economic times. Today, Lipstick and nail polish sales are...