‘Asymmetric warfare’ or more aptly, ‘asymmetric conflict’ involves a confrontation between two sets of agents in which one set possesses vastly greater resources. In more recent time, the notion of ‘asymmetric conflicts’ involved the less endowed agent…
Here is a chart from the U of Michigan consumer survey showing an explosion in partisan gap between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to self-reported consumer sentiment:
Value-added is one measure of economic activity that links the production side to consumption/ demand side (using inputs of say $X value to produce a good that sells for $Y generates $Y-$X in Gross Value Added).
A nice chart showing evolution of global debt levels since 2002
The Financial Times has published a very neat visualisation of the global banks bailouts net impact
Here is the most important chart I have seen in some months now. The chart shows the ‘new normal’ post-2007 crisis in terms of per capita real GDP for the U.S.Source: http://rooseveltinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Monetary-Policy-Report-…
Table below summaries current shorter term (monthly) trends in Composite PMIs:
Here is the analysis of the BRICs Services Sector PMIs.