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Happy, er, Near-Financial-Collapse-Anniversary

by Patt Morrison

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A Wall St. sign next to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) September 16, 2008 in New York City. Getty Images

The powers at be have proclaimed today, the day before the financial-services firm Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy a year ago, the unhappy anniversary of our country’s near-financial demise. President Obama marked the occasional with a speech this morning, assessing the past year and looking forward to regulation that should prevent history from repeating.


Chris Thornberg, Principal, Beacon Economics; Economic forecaster, former Senior Economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast

Anne Vorce, director of the Fiscal Roadmap Project for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; policy director, Fiscal Policy Program at the New American Foundation

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