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Black Friday Bust

S.17 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 2:49 PM
"...like Bed Bath & Beyond and Circuit City, more retailers would be forced to permanently close their doors." Bed Bath & Beyond? Bill, you nitwit, what are talking about? Did you mean Linens ‘N’ Things?

So the Christmas retail season was once again a dud…surprise, surprise. 

Nevertheless, when it comes to the economists for the National Retail Federation and the Wall Street analysts who follow the retail sector, it seems that hope springs eternal. 

The barbaric Black Friday frenzies are expected to somehow translate into a consistent shopping pattern for the ensuing month, and everyone is very surprised when it doesn’t happen. 

The reality that 48 million Americans are on food stamps, 100 million working-age U.S. citizens do not have a job, and that one-out-of-every-four...