Below is a link to an article written by Gary Gordon of Pacific Park Financial, Inc.
The article headline mentions Trump and Sanders but I suggest that you read this piece from an apolitical point of view. Also forget all of the “economic news” that you may have heard of late. Everything political or “news” related is spun to favor whatever point of view the person providing the information – or the person consuming the information – prefers. In other words, if you’re a Democrat everything that is wrong is the fault of Bush/GOP Congress/etc., and if you’re a Republican everything that is wrong is the fault of Obama/Reid/Clinton/etc.
Blah, blah, blah.
All biases, preferences, viewpoints, etc. aside, the 5 charts in the article are based on hard data and say a lot about where we are right now. I suggest you take a look.