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The Great Stagnation

The Great Stagnation: Five Years Into the Recovery and Americans Still Don't Feel It

Aaron Pacitti | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Aaron Pacitti

Stock prices and corporate profits have surpassed their pre-recession peaks and the unemployment rate has fallen from 10 percent to 6.3 percent. Many Americans, however, are not feeling the fruits of this growth. In fact, 57 percent of Americans still believe the economy is in a recession.

On Matters of Optimism and Pessimism

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

We're at a strange moment, trembling between optimism and pessimism. Much of this is economic; after a gloomy four years or so, there are signs that a more solid economic recovery may be in the works.

The Third Industrial Revolution and the Economic Imperative of Energy Efficiency

John A. "Skip" Laitner | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
John A.

We can quibble over numbers and the exact set of calculations, but the data I observe indicate that as of last year, we were wasting something like 86 percent of all the energy we threw at the economic process.

14 Alternative Titles For The Great Recession

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business

Before the current economic downturn ever officially ended, it had already become commonly known as the Great Recession. But two years after its offic...

America's Hottest Economist

Business Week | Brendan Greeley | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

Tyler Cowen sits with a cranberry juice and a pile of books he no longer intends to read. He's at Harry's Tap Room, near the Air France ticket counter...