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2.7%  Q1 GDP    4.57%  avg. 30-year mortgage     9.5%  Unemployment

July 22, 2009

The Washington Post staff share their picks for reading around the Web.

Measuring Our Misery

The Huffington Post | How miserable are Americans? Here is a cleverly constructed index that tries to capture how much pain is being felt from the recession.

In Fed We Trust

Random House | Wall Street Journal economics editor David Wessel has authored the most definitive account to date of the Bernanke Fed's response to the financial crisis.

Dismantling the Temple

The Nation | William Greider -- author of the 1987 book "Secrets of the Temple" about the central bank -- argues that the Fed is fundamentally undemocratic and failed miserably in preventing the financial crisis.

By washingtonpost.com Editor  |  July 22, 2009; 1:40 PM ET
Categories:  Neil Irwin's Must Reads  
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Comments

My old friend said they were too busy to be afraid back in WW2. If you stay busy, you won't have time for misery. Puffington too much smoke out west. They should write a Pot Index. We'll then see who gets dopey. I sort of like dopay better. Stoners!

Posted by: Dermitt | July 29, 2009 9:29 AM | Report abuse

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