Monday, March 30, 2009
In over 380 posts to Your Uncommon Economic Indicators, take a look above at the words most used by contributors writing about the recession. Our producer Jody Avirgan pasted the project's URL into the nifty website WORDLE and sent us the word cloud above. How interesting that the most frequently appearing word is 'people,' followed by 'now', 'work', 'business' and 'new'. It struck us as significant that so many of you write about others, and often with great concern--about their shopping habits, their lost jobs, their family businesses and even changes in their driving habits.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Is there a small business in your community that has become a local institution? The Reverend Billy has spent many years getting to know the local deli owners, shoe repairmen and shopkeepers in the East Village, and he talked to them recently about how they are coping with the recession....