06/09/2011 09:07 am ET Updated Aug 09, 2011

Fixing America's Economy: 9 Ideas From Around the World

Democrats and Republicans are dug in like soldiers at Verdun over what to do about the sputtering U.S. economy. Exhausted by the political stalemate, they've been reduced to magical thinking, hoping that things will eventually get better by themselves. But time isn't on America's side.

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