outdoor advertising / billboards don’t display ads anymore .. they display the name of the owner of that billboard or a social message( eg don’t drink and drive , wear a helmet when riding a two wheeler or wear a mask when going out )
jobs are non existent or are being cut / are disappearing at a rapid pace ..
apartment rentals are falling , there are plenty of apartments and the cost of renting them is coming down
home prices / apartment / condominium prices are falling
interest rates are falling – central banks reduce rates to stimulate the economy …
governments are in the distract mode .. they will bring up some celebrity issues or side step the main problems .. all the media ( print , internet , tv ) is running these stories after taking money from the government ..
eg during the 2004 george bush administration , a major distraction was caused by the janet jackson and justin timberlake incident at the super-bowl , rumor was this was done to distract people from the economy tanking and turn attention away from it🙂
rumor was that the singer britney spears was on the payroll of the bush administration – to create “suitable” distractions at various times🙂
in extreme cases , war mongering as a major form of distraction or to create jingoism / patriotic feelings are also done
let’s call them what they really are , weapons of mass distractions ….