Economic Indicators – Simplified

(Copied from an email.  I don’t know who wrote it but I randomly verified a few numbers.)

The state of America’s economy today will impact the prosperity of future generations tomorrow. We created this data card because we want every American to have a simple and easy way to track and discuss the key economic indicators that show the true state of our nation’s economy. The items featured in this card affect every American personally, whether we know it or not.

Join Allen West in standing up for the next generation by printing this data card and using it to start a conversation with your friends about America’s economy. The card will be updated monthly so you will have access to the most recent data.

SOURCES
  1. http://www.bls.gov (monthly)
  2. http://www.bls.gov (monthly)
  3. http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300000 (monthly)
  4. http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/ (weekly)
  5. http://www.usdebtclock.org/ (real time)
  6. http://www.usdebtclock.org/ (real time)
  7. http://www.census.gov/ (annual)
  8. http://www.realtor.org/research-and-statistics (monthly)
    http://ycharts.com/indicators/sales_price_of_existing_homes
  9. http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/ (annual)
  10. http://ehbs.kff.org/pdf/8226.pdf (annual)
    http://ehbs.kff.org/?page=charts&id=1&sn=6&p=1
  11. http://www.miseryindex.us/ (monthly)

I don’t think “hope” replaces “action”.

16 thoughts on “Economic Indicators – Simplified”

      1. Plus, I don’t have any hidden companies that I can funnel government business to…..so why politik? Is that a word? lol

        On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 4:13 PM, Koji Kanemoto wrote:

        > Thanks! But I have little patience and I carry around a big stick like > Teddy Roosevelt…but it was legal way back then. Not anymore. 😦 > > > On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 4:08 PM, Masako and Spam Musubi <

  1. We used to call people who came into town to sell cures “snake-oil salesmen.” They would take your money and leave nothing to show for it. You would tar and feather them, and run them out of town on a rail. But that was the old days–no such remedy now.

    1. I agree with you, kocart. We are a bunch of “weak minded fools,” as Plankton from SpongeBob Squarepants would say. Seems that we’re so stagnant, it’s going to take a revolution or collapse to run the rotten shite heads out of town.

  2. I think the misery index figure is underestimated. Who wants to admit they’re miserable, anyway? Most of us attempt to be happy, no matter what. But deep inside, we should be crying, especially for the future and the ones we’ll leave behind. Very deeply sad to consider.

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