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What could we have done?

Stuart Rosenthal, Publisher

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been going over and over in my mind what’s been reported about a recent murder on the Washington Metro. For those who didn’t hear about it, or perhaps missed the details, let me recap: A knifing took place in the early afternoon on the 4th of July aboard a train heading toward the National Mall for the Independence Day celebration.

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Do we save too much?

Stuart Rosenthal, Publisher

Just a few years ago, before the Great Recession hit, economists were reporting a “negative savings rate” among Americans. That meant many of us were spending even more than we earned each year. How could that be? At the time, hard as it may be to remember now, the rising stock market and booming housing prices gave many Americans such a sense of wealth and optimism about the future that they felt comfortable spending everything they earned and borrowing to spend yet more. (Sort of like the federal government.)

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