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Trapped in Economic Hell: Tales from the New Great Depression

Rebuilding an economy that works for everyone can happen only if we relearn some lessons about caring for and relying on one another.

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One thing I’ve discovered in all these years of hearing Americans talk about their lives and dreams is that collectively we are strong. We are survivors. We emerged from hard times in the 1930s. We will do so again and will begin the long process of rebuilding an economy that works for everyone, but this can happen only if we relearn some lessons about caring for and relying on one another. And relearn we will, for we have no other choice.

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Dale Maharidge is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia.

 
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