gdp http://wamc.org en "The Leading Indicators" By Zachary Karabell http://wamc.org/post/leading-indicators-zachary-karabell <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We are bombarded every day with numbers that tell us how we are doing, whether the economy is growing or shrinking, whether the future looks bright or dim. Gross national product, balance of trade, unemployment, inflation, and consumer confidence guide our actions, yet few of us know where these numbers come from, what they mean, or why they rule our world.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84344 at http://wamc.org "The Leading Indicators" By Zachary Karabell Herbert London: The World As We Knew It http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-world-we-knew-it <p></p><p>For elderly women who cut coupons in order to survive in their Florida apartments;&nbsp; for pensioners accustomed to monthly checks;&nbsp; for those who were saving for that condo in Tucson, the world as they have known it will be gone.&nbsp; Although politicians cannot say it for fear of generating public panic, the globe is so awash in debt that fiat money, cash reserves and savings will all be in a perilous state in the not too distant future.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:16:49 +0000 57728 at http://wamc.org