The Adversity Index

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.