Road trip reveals state of national economy

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist

The signs of a bad economy reveal themselves, to some extent, all around us. We have just made a cross country drive, New Mexico to Florida, and couldn’t help but be aware of what was going on, in terms of the economy, in different areas.

Even Dallas, sometimes seen as the opulent jewel on the southwest’s eastern gate, is trying to figure out how to weather the storm. Malls are closing, some jobs being outsourced, and of course the end result of that sort of activity, people are losing their homes.