The economy is complicated. Let us walk you through it.
<p> Last year, when we began contemplating our <a href="http://www.good.is/beg-borrow-steal">Beg, Borrow or Steal</a> issue, we thought our survey of the lived economy deserved an ambitious graphical exploration. After brainstorming meetings ("Can we do, like, the whole thing?") long hours logged on <a href="http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/">FRED</a>, and a few all-nighters, we came up with a package of data visualization and explanation that we hope will give you an idea of the big picture. The economy is complicated. <a href="http://www.good.is/beg-borrow-steal/econographic">Let us walk you through it</a>.</p>
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