Econo Check: “Economic issues have taken center stage in this years elections, as the United States continues to stagger from the effects of recession and the 2008 global banking crisis. Candidates for federal, state and local offices are looking to tap into voter discontent about issues like unemployment, home foreclosures and the government spending. It can be tough for journalists to make sense out of candidates claims. So the Sunlight Foundation and Investigative Reporters and Editors have teamed up to offer this guide to some of the most authoritative economic data sets. Well provide an explanation of what the indicators really mean, their weaknesses and how they are created. Also, well point you to the data and documentation so you can explore for yourself….Funding for this project is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.”
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