Evaluating How Our Economy Is Doing?


So, how ARE we doing economically in our great country?


The real question should be NOT how are we doing - we pretty much see that all is not well; rather, we should be looking at the trends or direction and rate of change.


This NOT the correct direction!


That's a 39% drop in 3 years.


Median income dropping - NOT GOOD for anyone!


And, there's this from a recent US Census survey:
Not going in the right direction, I feel.


How about gas prices?
Not going in the right direction either.


Food? This from CNNMoney.com
Not too good, actually


Housing?
Looks pretty good for buyers - terrible for sellers OR for those whose home values determine a major portion of their net worth (see first item above.)


Jobs?
More people leaving than entering the workforce! Not too very desirable.

By and large the trends don't look too good - obviously.

So, how do YOU think we're doing as a country? How about you personally? How about your neighbors and friends?