"Your “data-driven coservatively biases(by tour own tagline) math is un-founded."

I doubt it, but let's have a look.

“Wanting to work” is a very fuzzy ststement."

It is, but the source of that phraseology is the Dept of Labor. They determine the unemployment rate by telephone polling, you know, and they do not count (which you must be aware of, since you're quoting Shadowstats) into their numbers anyone who is both unemployed and doesn't want to work, regardless of how old they are. So, the workforce consists of everyone who is (a) not on SS, (b) over 18 and not a student, and (c) is looking for work.

"Its a pandemic. Many people want to work and are afraid to because most available jobs are ultra low wage and public facing. The risk reward balance of ethical choice making is way tilted these days…"

I agree, and there have also been a nontrival number of people who were getting more in unemployment than they were at their jobs, and thus have chosen to stay home until.....now.

So, if you want to make the case that we're in the middle of train wreck and the data on unemployment is dirty, you'll get no argument from me.

"Also, where are your U6 stats from?"

Bureau of Labor Statistics

"Check out ShadowStats unemployment estimates based on pre 1990s unemployment calculation methods."

I'm well aware of how all that came down in the early 90's and the SS methodology, and I have no quibble with characterizing a good portion of this as propaganda.

"It really hard to draw realistic conclusions when all the data your drawing on has been ideologically politicized."

Disagree. I am ideological (capitalist/freedom of the individual) but not necessarily political, although it's quite obvious that one political party generally comes down on my side of their economic spectrum than the other does.

Don't put the cart before the horse. :-) I'll be a Democrat tomorrow if the figure out that large corporations and Wall Street aren't the enemy of the guy on the street. :-)

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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