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Policy Brief 166
Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130
The same people who would not admit a real economic recovery was underway in 1992 are reluctant to acknowledge that this same recovery is now old and tired in 1996. Only 31% pf the adult population is satisfied with the economy. Over one-half of Americans believe that the country is "headed in the wrong direction." For the most part, the data support these sentiments, from slowed GDP and productivity growth to increased worker insecurity. Policymakers need to take their own Hippocratic oath: First, do no harm. At the same time, they cannot sit idly by either.
Economic Outlook, Economic Policy, Congress, Public Opinion
Economics | Public Policy
Weidenbaum, Murray L., "Is This The Healthiest Economy in Three Decades?", Policy Brief 166, 1996, doi:10.7936/K79021X9.
Murray Weidenbaum Publications, http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/mlw_papers/142.