birth rate trends: National Center for Health Statistics

Tired of all the crappy news from China and the energy sector? Well, here's a perfect antidote. Look instead at some really positive, fundamental trends, that seem to be building and could very well offset the negatives.

New Strategist Press editorial director Cheryl Russell proposes four real signs that real drags on the economy--median incomes, household spending, birth rates, and Millennial home buying--are trending into encouraging territory. Still, Russell writes, the jury may not quite be in:

As new data emerge over the next few months, we'll find out whether we have indeed turned a corner or hit another dead end. Stay tuned.

Cursed to live in interesting times.

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