Timothy B. Lee has written an article published in VOX titled
I cannot urge you strongly enough to take a few minutes to read it the whole way through. And note that unlike a lot (dare I say, most) of the information regarding the economy that gets put out these days there is no “angle” or political agenda underlying the data (at least not that I could discern).
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The “times they are a changing” and this article provides an enlightening yet dispassionate look at “the way things are”.
Do yourself a favor and read it all the way through.