During a lively discussion about policy matters, I was "advised" to go read some serious business magazines in order to be able to properly understand the Economy, to clearly see how wrong-headed I have been/am. Which got me to thinking, as lively discussions do (once you strip out words like "moonbat"). In looking at economics from the perspective of business and investment, does a complete, or adequately complete picture emerge? Is that all it is about? I see numbers (DJIA up 6.51/0.05%, a 3-year high what does that even mean?), I see the living people around me, and the two do not even seem to correlate. What is "the economy"? Is it about industry, retail, consumerism, profits and ROI? Does anything else matter, or are we, people, trees, cattle, oil, capital, just resources here to feed some nebulous leviathan that sometimes trickles upon us?