In late 2007, the Great Recession began. It officially ended in 2009. Practically speaking, however, the United States continues to linger in economic purgatory. While the economy has not slipped back into recession, it has also proved incapable of grasping the brass ring of 3% year-on-year real GDP growth. Capitalist economies are cyclical. Having survived nearly a decade … [Read more...] about The Lagging Recession: Is a Downturn Imminent?