Shortage-Lies-Damn-Lies-Bob Davis Podcast 1022

Shortage Lies and Damn Lies

Firstly I don’t know whether the shortage predictions will come true at some future date. But what I am hearing on the news doesn’t jibe with what I am seeing all across America. Learn why I say this in Shortage-Lies-Damn-Lies-Bob Davis Podcast 1022.

Might Be Shortages

Secondly I am not saying there aren’t shortages in some places.

Maybe Some Can’t Find What They Want

Even more not saying some people can’t find the things they want.

Above all that all might be true.

My Survey Of Stores In The Southwest

However recently I completed an organized informal survey of several Walmarts in the American Southwest.

A Method To The Madness

Specifically my conclusions are that there are patterns to the empty shelve syndrome we keep seeing on social media.

Inflation?

In addition there are probably two other causes of shortages where they are seen. Both causes seem to make the case for disinflation.

Doom Triggers

Most importantly I think some prognosticators and politicians get a benefit from predicting doom.

No Toys For Christmas!

For example we keep hearing there won’t be any toys for Christmas.

No Candy For Halloween!

Or that Halloween Candy will not be available.

Truth

Firstly the truth is I have been in several stores in Nevada and California in the last two days and there is plenty of Halloween stuff.

Santa’s Loaded Down

In addition the toy and Christmas aisles were jam packed with goods and these same stores.

Trucker Shortage?

But what about the trucker shortage Bob Davis?

Containers Sitting In The Ocean?

Above all what about all those containers sitting in the ocean at the LA Port?

Are We Sure Retailers Want The Containers?

To clarify I personally don’t think a lot of retailers want those containers to be processed and the goods to end up on the shelves. I’ll tell you why in Shortage-Lies-Damn-Lies-Bob Davis Podcast 1022.

Trucking Companies Driver Problem Goes Back Ten Years

And the trucking companies have been complaining about trucker shortages since the early two thousands.

What’s different now?

Mom’s Buying All The Sugar and Flour

Meanwhile what I am seeing fly off the shelves at are staples.

Flour. Sugar. Rice. Syrup.

But Not Honey Nut Cheerios

They’re not even buying Honey Nut Cheerios.

Or Whiskey.

Therefore something else is going on.

Finally these days I don’t like to do controversial subjects. It just ends up being an argument anyway.

But…

I don’t have some deep need to be relevant.

To sum up I’m doing this because all this talk of shortage is not matching what I am seeing in my travels across this country.

It’s All Good

In short from California to Maine and back again I have not been able to find something I need.

Plenty Of Grass Fed Beef

Even more while I have seen the bottom shelves where the sale stuff is empty, I’ve also seen stores packed with consumer goods of all kinds.

In conclusion with the truck stops packed and stores full I am starting to wonder if someone is lying.

Shockingly I always thought you could trust YouTube prep guys and politicians.

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Shortage-Lies-Damn-Lies-Bob Davis Podcast 1022

(Editor’s Note: My definition of disinflation is not very good on this podcast. For a great definition click on the word ‘disinflation’ above.)

Working-In-The-Texas-Oil-Patch-Bob Davis Podcast 919

Working In The Texas Oil Patch

First of all we need a break from all the bad news and heavy energy these days. Time to look up my friend Don Anger for Working-In-The-Texas-Oil-Patch-Bob Davis Podcast 919.

Journey To Working Man

Don’s journey from Twin Cities radio guy to oil patch working man is a great story. Even more, no matter how tough things get it doesn’t get Don down. He shows up.

Positive Attitude

Having a positive attitude is most noteworthy. Right now this guy is sleeping in his car and working fourteen hour days. What does he want to talk about?

Vikings and Van Halen

Favorite hometown teams and music.

That certainly sounds pretty good to me right now.

What Does Work Mean To You?

Don and I talk about what works means. Whether it’s bagging groceries, slinging hash or pulling oil out of the ground in a world gone crazy. We hit all the topics.

Road Warriors Unite

It’s especially relevant that both of us are road warriors. Anger lives in Arizona and spends three weeks in Texas in the fields, and heads home for six days off every month.

Moreover my crazy back road trips are legendary.

No Corona Talk Please

In Working-In-The-Texas-Oil-Patch-Bob Davis Podcast 919 you won’t hear any predictions about the pandemic, the economy, jabs at Trump, the Media or Democrats or whining about quarantines.

Why Bad Asses Love Solitude

Finally you will hear a couple of guys talking about our love of solitude, work, rock and roll, and Texas.

Texas!

Can I say it again? Texas!

A Break From The Madness

In conclusion, we all need a break every now and then from the madness. Hanging out with Don was my break this week.

What was yours?

(Editor’s Note: Photo From The Personal Collection of Don Anger)

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Working-In-The-Texas-Oil-Patch-Bob Davis Podcast 919