I agree. With the exception of gyms, salons, and other service and travel related industries, the economy has been booming. People are buying everything, from computers, to motorcycles, trucks, and RVs, to houses and clothing. I can’t remember ever seeing an economy this strong — and I’m old. I’ve stopped watching TV, because the media tells me how bad the economy is every night while the stock market and most other indicators soar. Meanwhile, the companies I want to buy parts from are perpetually out of stock, though that’s getting better now.RVs have been selling well because families are taking self-contained vacations, by necessity.
Riding a motorcycle gets around even the strictest Stay at Home orders because the rider is socially distanced in all circumstances (voice of experience here). I'd be surprised if the industry's 2nd Qtr sales figures didn't markedly increase, compared to the same period in 2019.
I'd posit that the vast expansion in working-from-home arrangements has given rise to increasing numbers of homeowners that have less patience with home improvement and/or repair work that should be done, but hasn't been, now that they're staring at it every day. That'd lead to more demand for tradesman to do the work, and/or DIYers schlepping the aisles at the Big Box stores.
But for mask edicts and early/temporary shortages of certain consumer goods at the grocery stores, Life has continued on in a manner that was and is in sharp contrast with the Chicken Little pronouncements in print and electronic media.
All this nonsense saved me some grief, because I was going to buy the Tereflex Delta brake kit which was unavailable for months. During that unavailability I learned they’re made in China, so I’m considering other options.