Found The Adversity Index while browsing and thought I’d share. It’s interesting to see the economic trends and I’ll let you dig in to see what you think. I was more interesting in thinking about it from a reporting perspective. It’s not enough to capture data, you have to do something with it, and doing something with it isn’t always easy. Here they make a good try at taking a lot of underlying data and presenting it a way that is more useful than a red/yellow/green indicator, and not as mind numbing as endless rows of data.
Perhaps I’m the optimist, but I think the economy is slowly growing again and it will be interesting to revisit this later in the year.