EconomPic shows a chart of the five-year annualized change in both GDP and Gross Domestic Purchases. "So what does this show us?It shows that consumption over the years leading up to the crisis grew much faster than what we actually produced. This, was never sustainable. In addition, the further one moves down this path, the more difficult it becomes to grow off of thi
"We take a look at household debt, net worth, and the subsequent household debt to net worth ratio (think of it as an analogy to a company's debt / equity ratio). What we've seen is a large decline in household net worth, but unfortunately we haven't seen a corresponding decline in household debt." See the eye candy for yourself at EconompicData.