The terrifying idea that the economy might stay stuck forever just got more terrifying


The U.S. economy has fallen, and it can’t get up.

At least that’s the way it seems. That’s because our slump hasn’t really ended, even though the Great Recession officially did more than five years ago. Growth has been low, unemployment is still high, and it’d be even more so if the labor force hadn’t shrunk so much. And all this, remember, has happened despite interest rates being zero the whole time. It’s the opposite of what we would have expected: big crashes are usually followed by big comebacks. So why has this time been different?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/23/the-terrifying-idea-that-the-economy-might-stay-stuck-forever-just-got-more-terrifying/

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