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The challenges we face as a nation have been well-documented — what’s lacking is a clear national consensus about how best to meet them.
To a large degree, restoring America’s economic health starts with restoring our collective confidence. So let’s contemplate some of the things Americans have accomplished in just the last half century that have changed the world: curing polio, inventing the integrated circuit, putting men on the moon, winning the Cold War, and developing the Internet and GPS, to name a few.
Economists say the recent recession was the worst downturn since the Great Depression. We can draw lessons from how our nation responded to that crisis more than eight decades ago.
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