One graph that says much about America, and our future: the growth in jobs vs. food stamp use

Summary:  Today we have a graphic that tells us much about both the recovery and the trends shaping the New America -- growth in food stamps vs. jobs.  What forces drive these contrasting trends, and how will they help reshape America? . Below we see the US recovery in one graphic, from the February 4 … Continue reading One graph that says much about America, and our future: the growth in jobs vs. food stamp use

Does the September jump in food stamp recipients signal a red alert for the US economy?

Summary:  The number of households getting food stamps tells us little about the future (ie, it's not a leading indicator). It tells us something about the present. And reporting about it tells us much about the reporter.  America will become a stronger nation when we demand high-quality sources of information, and complain about those that … Continue reading Does the September jump in food stamp recipients signal a red alert for the US economy?