07/27/2011 09:48 am ET Updated Sep 26, 2011

Americans Don't Spend Enough Time On Actual Economic Problems

When I began covering the American economy 11 years ago, it was the envy of the world.

The last 11 years have not been kind to it. First came the dot-com bust. Then there was the weakest economic expansion in decades, followed by the worst financial crisis and deepest recession in decades. Now we’re suffering through a painfully slow recovery, which Washington may soon make worse.

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