What the experts are saying about the ‘Great Recession’ and what to do about it

The Great Recession is over.

There’s no turning back now.

That’s what economists and pundits have said all along.

But what do we really know about what happened during the global financial crisis?

So far, the evidence is mixed.

What you need to know about the Great Recession: What’s been done about it?

Is there a recovery?

Why is there so much focus on the Great Depression?

And what’s the economic recovery?

What are the implications for people’s lives?

NPR’s Robert Siegel interviews David Card and Robert Novak.

Produced by Aaron Zelman.

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Written by Robert Novack, NPR News.

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