GDP and Recessions – A Valuable Metric (but Overused)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is one of the most widely followed metrics when people try to assess economic health. GDP recovery in this recession is relatively weaker for the current recovery than for any of the ten prior recessions. Other econometric that are used to date recessions are also weaker than for previous recessions over the past 60+ years.

The Great Debate – Is Obama the Cause of the Slow Recovery?

The Great Debate© presents two differing views on the critical factors effecting a slow recovery. One view is from Michael Boskin, Stanford University and The Hoover Institution and a second view is from Paul Kasriel of Northern Trust.