答案：When it comes to the cooling economy and high unemployment rate, a host of social elites and intellectuals are not biting their nails just yet, although not gaining as high incomes as they would like to.
①Even before Alan Greenspan’s admission that America’s red-hot economy is cooling, lots of working folks had already seen signs of the slowdown themselves.
②From car dealerships to Gap outlets, sales have been lagging for months as shoppers temper their spending.
③For retailers, who last year took in 24 percent of their revenue between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the cautious approach is coming at a crucial time.
④Already, experts say, holiday sales are off 7 percent from last year’s pace.
⑤But don’t sound any alarms just yet.
⑥Consumers seem only mildly concerned, not panicked, and many say they remain optimistic about the economy’s long-term prospects, even as they do some modest belt-tightening.