The real-time revolution: How the pandemic reshaped the dismal science

Cybersyn never got off the ground. But something curiously similar has emerged in Salina, a small city in Kansas. Salina311, a local paper, has started publishing a "community dashboard" for the area, with rapid fire data on local retail prices, the number of job vacancies and more—in effect, an electrocardiogram of the economy.

The Standard Industrial Classification, introduced in 1937-1938 a d still in use with updates, divides manufacturing into 24 subsections, but the entire financial industry into just three.