2015 wasn’t a very good year for consumers.
Although the economy is improving slowly, consumers aren’t seeing the benefits. Salaries aren’t going up much with corporations and businesses, who have seen booming profits, keeping increasing profits for themselves. It’s not uncommon to hear news reports that corporations, across many sectors, are laying off hundreds of employees.
Then, there are the mergers. Big corporations are joining with other big corporations in record numbers. It usually means thousands of lost jobs and higher prices for consumers.