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…HOW IT’S ACTUALLY DOING

Unemployment is low, the housing market is coming back, and stocks are hitting record highs.

ECONOMICS IS CALLED the dismal science, but of late its practitioners have shown themselves to be downright sunny.

The case for optimism has a lot on its side. Take, for instance, the widespread phenomenon of low interest rates. The bear case is that money is

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