Thursday, January 29, 2009

Interesting Economic Indicators

I am a big fan of WUOT. NPR is asking their listeners to report unique "economic indicators," such as the newspaper delivery person who reported that his papers come in packs of 50 instead of 40 as before. The papers are smaller due to less advertising content. (Our own News Sentinel had to respond to this in also decreasing news content because they simply could not afford the extra sections.)

I've noted two economic indicators:
1. The big number of new members after the first of the year, due to New Year's resolutions, that typically hits our fitness center never happened.
2. The attendance at business functions where meals were pre-paid some months ago is up.

I'd be curious to know if you have observed any "economic indicators."

1 comment:

  1. OK here is one. I eat breakfast with a friend at Perkins on Sunday mornings and the last two Sundays the place has been dead until very late in the AM.