Better Off

Robert Farley writes:

Oddly enough, I actually am better off that I was four years ago. The wife says it’s because I’m not a “working American.” Blogging is work, hon, and didn’t I just power wash the deck last week?

I, too, am better off than I was four years ago. Obviously, it’s a big country and so lots of people’s personal well-being will move in the opposite direction of broad national aggregates. Still, I think it’d be interesting to know more about this — overall economic conditions are, right now, somewhat worse than they were four years ago and the trendline is downward. But how many people are worse off than they were four years ago? More than half, it would seem. But how many more?