‘Funtraction!’ Vox explains why shrunken economy ‘doesn’t look so bad’

‘Funtraction!’ Vox explains why shrunken economy ‘doesn’t look so bad’

http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/481849910804119552

You’re probably one of those silly rubes who heard that the economy shrank by 2.9 percent in the first quarter and thought that was a bad thing. Well, Vox is here to set you straight:

http://twitter.com/#!/voxdotcom/status/481845342300680192

Oh?

http://twitter.com/#!/JeromeEHudson/status/481848725338193922

Nope, no joke. According to Voxsplainer Danielle Kurtzleben, the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad news about the economy is nothing to lose sleep over. And here’s why:

1) “The job market looks OK.” (Don’t worry, she uses charts.)

2) “A lot of it was weather.” (Because of course it was.)

3) “Healthcare is still doing fine.” (Because of course it is.)

4) “Inventories fell by a lot. That’s temporary.” (Sounds legit.)

5) “The future looks bright.” (We gotta wear shades!)

Voxsplanations really are the best.

http://twitter.com/#!/rdbrewer4/status/481848416234778625
http://twitter.com/#!/jonmunce/status/481848846842998785
http://twitter.com/#!/dciapala/status/481847657120686080

As long as it takes.

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnG405/status/481846404524957698
http://twitter.com/#!/ShawnWard2006/status/481847193364856835
http://twitter.com/#!/borenjay/status/481847147038388225
http://twitter.com/#!/jaschrein/status/481849737239224323
http://twitter.com/#!/1979amish/status/481848105579839489

Ahem. For the record:

http://twitter.com/#!/StephenMoore/status/481816251728420864

OK, well, something else must be going on:

http://twitter.com/#!/justkarl/status/481850528159105024

Snort.

http://twitter.com/#!/TheRealBepo/status/481857235942133760
http://twitter.com/#!/GlomarResponder/status/481857510890938369

Keep up the great work, Vox!

http://twitter.com/#!/CuffyMeh/status/481848429606608896

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