The New York Times published an interesting interactive tool today allowing users to provide their opinions on the American economy. The tool then plots each user’s position amongst a group of one hundred other random people, based on their relative optimism or pessimism on four different categories.
The tool also allows users to sort responses by age, sex, and employment status. The results are fascinating, especially when you sort responses by employment status, sex, and age.
I’ve included my responses to three of the four categories below. I’d like to say that I’m optimistic about the economy. Unfortunately, I am not.
On Upcoming Spending Plans
On Next Year’s Economy
On the Next Generation’s Job Prospects
I look forward to hearing your responses, if I did not already thoroughly depress you.