This is the Weekly Scorecard table for economic review 6 May, 2011.
It’s a fair argument that the way inflation is calculated applies only to the wealthiest. Historical data shows food should be included in the core rate.
It is likely the U.S. economy would still be in recession without the 2009 stimulus. Will the real economy step up enough to continue the recovery as stimulus winds down?
This week, the economic summary article was published in the Opinion Blog, and is titled Victims and Winners of Economic Cycles.
The consensus (or average) of economic indicators is for continued slow growth, with Main Street factors lagging Wall Street.