The Coffee Pot Indicator

Economists and news organizations pay attention to foreclosures, home starts, unemployment, and other rates. Most Americans have a much more nuanced way of knowing whether their local economies are in trouble.  To find out how some Americans are measuring the depth of this recession listen to this NPR/Planet Money piece by clicking here.

How do you measure the depth of the financial crisis? What is occuring in your everyday life? Please leave us your thoughts in the comments section of our blog.

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