Jim’s Big Picture: “A Man Hears What He Wants To Hear…And Disregards The Rest”
Also−A NFIB Survey: Small Business Trends and their Impact on the Economy and Jobs
The title of the first topic on this week’s edition of the Big Picture is taken from a famous Paul Simon lyric, "A man hears what he wants to hear…and disregards the rest." This is part-two of last week’s Big Picture with John Williams, who questioned the accuracy of the government’s unemployment numbers. Jim discusses how government data is not reliable, and how today’s economic numbers issued by the government are "massaged" for political purposes. The second topic in the Big Picture looks at a recent NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) survey, regarding what small businesses are thinking and looking at, and how this impacts the outlook for job growth ahead. Jim also answers your Q-Calls in this segment.