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Lessons of Economic Recessions

Laura Blessing | May 6, 2020

In politics, we often learn the lesson of the last time.  Our current economic troubles prompt comparison to previous episodes, particularly the 2007-2009 Great Recession.  While the past six weeks may seem like an eternity to many Americans, we are early in the government response to this crisis, particularly its economic effects.  The future

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The Long Shadow of 2010

Laura Blessing | January 9, 2020

The dawning of a new decade brings the expected retrospectives. While algorithms compute our most listened-to songs and pundits connect the latest torrential news cycle to a loose historical pattern, finding the signal amidst the noise can be elusive.  Periodization schemes can be difficult to pin down.  But arguably, a decade is precisely the right

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