Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Long-Term Inactivity Index

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A zero value for the index indicates that the national economy is expanding at its historical trend rate of growth; negative values indicate below-average growth; and positive values indicate above-average growth.

Source Data:
St. Louis Fed: Chicago Fed National Activity Index


mab said...

Is that chart appropriate?

Seriously, you may need some sensitivity training. We're all above average these days.

Stagflationary Mark said...


Training received and it was exceptional! I'm a changed man! Thank you!!

You just won yourself 5 awards!

1. Perfect Attendance on this post!
2. Best first comment on this post!
3. Best rhetorical question of the day on this post!
4. Best advice on a Tuesday on the 12th day in a November between 8:09pm and 8:11pm (Pacific Time)!
5. Best hourly use of sarcasm in an Illusion of Prosperity blog's comments!

The trophies are coming once the IPO (Illusion, Prosperity Of) goes public and I can fund the Chinese factory trophy workers with a small portion of the proceeds!