Alongside an overview of the key trends and events in the economy in the US, Europe and around the world, David delivers a common sense look at markets and industry. Whether taking a high-level, technical approach, or an accessible, down-to-earth perspective, his analysis of central bank and government policy is always original and insightful. Amongst the key economic indicators that he examines, he reveals the truth behind employment and wage figures, and the often overlooked social and political problems presented by rising underemployment and working poverty. Highlighting the economic value of observing the everyday rather than just the data, he also touches on the role of happiness and wellbeing in economics.