Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.
If you want to see the shutdown in a single chart, here it is: the retail sales of clothing on a monthly basis over the past thirty years. Here’s a fun game: try to spot when the economy closed. Please note that the nearly vertical line at the right side of the graph is not part of the chart grid.
The completely vapid waste of time and money engaging in an activity to try to desperately purchase a few moments of happiness through material acquisition in opposition to one’s otherwise bankrupt life is soon to be going very much out of style.