Word is that the economy is booming. But one has to ask: Booming for whom? These gross economic figures don’t capture what is happening in the nooks and crannies of day to day life where people live, work, and worry. What is more, in a passing sentence, the article mentions that manufacturing is contracting, while saying nothing about growing income inequality and the new geography of jobs and opportunities. Most people make judgments about the status of economy on a micro, not a macro level, on the level of their own experience.