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  • Is A Double-Dip Recession The Least Of Our Fears?

    08/24/2011 4:43:33 AM PDT · by edpc · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Aug 2011 | The Lookout
    Amid bleak economic growth and unemployment, the stock market swoon, and the downgrade of the credit rating of the federal government, the fear of a dreaded double-dip recession--or even of a 21st-century Great Depression--has been taking hold. But a rough consensus among economists may be starting to emerge. According to this line of thinking, although a double-dip is certainly possible, a long period of stagnation--that is, frustratingly low growth--is more likely, much like what we've seen since the recession officially ended two years ago. That would be preferable to another recession, of course. But it would mean that ordinary Americans--especially...
  • Let's All Embrace the V-Shaped Recovery

    04/11/2010 4:13:41 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 55 replies · 1,623+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | April 10, 2010 | Larry Kudlow
    Sometimes you have to take out your political lenses and look at the actual statistics to get a true picture of the health of the American economy. Right now, those statistics are saying a modest cyclical rebound following a very deep downturn could actually be turning into a full-fledged, V-shaped, recovery boom between now and year-end. I'm aiming this thought especially at many of my conservative friends who seem to be trashing the improving economic outlook -- largely, it would appear, to discredit the Obama administration.Don't do it folks. It's a mistake. The numbers are the numbers. And prosperity is...