The country is in a panic due to significant increases in global demand with a limited global supply. Gas prices are up, commodity prices are up, and real estate prices are rising much more rapidly than incomes. "Experts" are starting to throw around the "s" word: Stagflation, which could lead to hyperinflation-depression. There are eerie similarities to the stagflation in the 1970s. Political uncertainty, an unpopular and expensive war, declining consumer liquidity levels, and weak job growth with stagnant wage growth.
But amidst all this fear inducing turmoil, one key determinate remains constant: The steady, climbing growth of Spit Blood site traffic. Since I have been tracking site activity, Spit Blood's visitors have continued to climb as well as page views and duration of each visitor.
(Spit Blood visitors & page views over the last 30 days, excluding weekends)
This crucial national and global determinate leads me to believe that we, as a nation and world can recover from such hardships. Supply side economics saved us in the late 70s, early 80s. Today it might be increased federal spending in sustainable energy and resource managment technologies, but in the end our country will be back where it is comfortable: on top.