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Banking Insight Comes From Pitcher’s Sore Arm: Amity Shlaes

Can this economy go the distance? The U.S. expanded by 3.2 percent in the last quarter. Americans long for an economy that grows at 4 percent, quarter after quarter, strong enough to shrug off revolution in Egypt, central bank machinations in China and Steve Jobs’s health.

We want an economy as strong and resilient as a superstar athlete.