Skirt Length Theory

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Skirt Length Theory

There’s a well known (and I believe unfairly mocked) little economic indicator called the “Skirt Length Theory”. A.K.A. the “Hemline Indicator”. I’m not making this up. It’s science.

In a nutshell, it says that if the fashion of the day is trending toward long skirts and dresses, the economy is in a bearish downturn. Bad. But if short skirts are all the rage, the economy is bullish and the milk and honey flow. Good.

So there’s the answer to our current crises. Show some leg. Save the economy. As easy as 2+2 you might say. With all this talk of recession and bailouts, why are we overlooking this important economic tool. Let’s break out the mini skirts and short shorts and get this country moving again. What better way to stimulate the economy and inspire the people.

I realize we’re heading into winter and it’s not exactly bare leg season but in times like these, sacrifices must be made. Perhaps adding fishnets would provide a little warmth. Whatever it takes.

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. – JFK  (A big fan of short skirts.)

I’ll be doing my part. I’m shaving my legs as I write this. I wonder how short a kilt can get before it turns into a tartan mini skirt?

Short Skirts and Stocks – From History’s Hidden Engine


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