The Irregular Index made impressive gains today, ending at 97.11, slightly off its high above 98. What does this teach you about the American economy? Well, at least as much as watching the Dow Jones fluctuate throughout the day would teach you.
If our government has the resources to listen in on our private conversations, surely it has the resources to track how many of us are living without any place to call home. Let’s track that real economic indicator, and use that as a measurement of the health of the economy, and not just worry about the way that the Dow bounces around from day to day.