Great googily moogily, they do like to talk down the economy. The Yahoo most-popular news page has stories about selling your blood for gas money, home prices falling, and now, Spam making a comeback because it's all anyone can afford:
What was once cheeky, silly and the subject of a musical (as Monty Python mocked the meat in a can), is now back on the table as people turn to the once-snubbed meat as costs rise, analysts say.
OK, now don't get me wrong, I like Spam. Fried Spam is good. Cardiologists probably aren't crazy about it, but it's Good Eats, occasionally. But it's not a big money saver.
The article puts the price of spam at $3.50 per pound. So how do you save money by passing up the $2.00 per pound whole chicken? And that's an everyday chicken price, there is often a sale of some kind going on. (I just got boneless chicken breasts for $2.00 a pound. They were as big as your head too - from chickens that shake the earth as they lumber around the coop)
So what does this article tell you? really? Well, either times aren't so bad yet, or the country needs refresher math classes, or both. I'm betting both.