...no, it's still not making any sense. Sorry.
...is negative growth the reason why old ladies are nearly always little old ladies?
Photo: Krystian Hasterok
...is negative growth why my dress size keeps going down even though I'm certainly getting no thinner?
...or is negative growth why, over the years, the labels on identically-sized cereal packs have gone from standard to large to giant-size (though so far I've yet to come across one labelled full)?
...or, on the other hand, could it possibly be that the economists are in the midst of something so much too complicated for them to understand that putting it into sensible language defeats them?
I know where my suspicions lie.
Thing Not To Be Today: negative. This word comes from the Latin negāre, from nec, which means not, plus aio, which means I say.