Neil Irwin, NY Times – I write about economics for a living. Part of my job is to look into the maw of economic data, financial market indicators, anecdotal reports from businesses and whatever else I can get my hands on, and turn it all into a crisp, clear narrative about the United States and global economies.
But right now I’m stuck. I have no idea how the United States economy is doing. And the closer I look at the data, the more contradictory it looks.
Read the whole thing here, or don’t. This pretty much sums it up. We’re f&@ked. And just in time for Halloween!
I guess we could believe this guy…