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Nine Reasons Why This Economy Feels So Bad

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 8, 2012

The recent slump has been unusually painful, and the feeble recovery has been disappointing. But today’s economy seems even worse than it actually is.
 
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Recent U.S. economic troubles are often referred to as the Great Recession, implicitly equating them with conditions during the Great Depression. Yet by many measures the economic deterioration of the past few years is not as serious as in some earlier downturns. The drop in GDP from peak to trough for the 2007-09 recession was indeed severe, 4.7% compared with 3.2% for the 1973-75 recession. Still, it doesn’t begin to compare with the 26% decline of the early 1930s, the 18% of the 1937-38 recession or even the 12% of the often-overlooked 1945 slump. And peak unemployment was higher not only during the Great Depression, but also during the recession of the early 1980s.

Moreover, if you look beyond the national averages, several past recessions have been more destructive in certain specific regions. Rust Belt manufacturing was badly battered in the 1970s – indeed, Detroit and the U.S. auto industry have never fully recovered. And the Oil & Gas business, especially in Texas, needed a long time to bounce back from the 1980s. All things considered, the recent recession may have been worse than average, but it was hardly unprecedented – and nowhere near comparable to what happened in the 1930s. So why do today’s economic troubles seem even worse than they are? Here are nine reasons:

The recovery has been hugely disappointing. Compared with today’s feeble gains, the rebounds that followed the deep recessions of 1973-75 and the early 1980s were robust. Within 18 months, real GDP growth touched 9% and remained well above average for several years. By contrast, the current recovery has failed to get much beyond 4% at best and has averaged less than  2.25% over the three years since the official end of the recession. Read the rest of this entry »

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Deepak Chopra- Learn How to Meditate (Nauči meditirati)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 9, 2012

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How it feels to have a stroke

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 14, 2011

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U.S. Nuclear Plant Evacuation Plans Worry Some Local Residents

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 5, 2011


Still we are not taking lesson from Japan. This is very sad and any time we could have another terrible disaster.
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China Overtakes U.S. As Top Energy Consumer: Report

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 8, 2011


I do not want to be miser to accept the reality.
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‘Optical Battery’ Discovery Could Mean Solar Power Without Solar Cells

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 29, 2011


Good news. Wishing all the best!
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Chile, U.S. Sign Nuclear Energy Accord

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 19, 2011


Still nuclear deal? Politician­s are politician­s. They never want to take lesson.
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Wave Energy Prototype, ‘SeaRay,’ Exceeds Expectations (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 17, 2011


Good luck for the new technology­.
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Top 20 Oil-Producing Countries (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2011


Does this data reflect the reality? I am in doubt.
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100 Percent Renewable Energy Achievable By 2030: Study

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 26, 2011


One more good news of the decade.
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100 Percent Renewable Energy Achievable By 2030: Study

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 25, 2011


Not sure this is plan or strategy, we need to wait. I want this be the concrete strategy.
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China Improves Energy Efficiency By 20 Percent In 5 Years

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 10, 2011


Everywhere China seems to lead. Who knows China could lead the world after few years.
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Nuclear Power Pros And Cons: Is It Key To America’s Energy Future? (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 15, 2010


Risky job.
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