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John Cassidy

7 Recent Stories

Showing the Money

So much cash is flooding into the economy that experts are now worried that it may be too much. But in fact, Bernanke and friends have it about right.

The Case for Optimism

It's possible that this downturn could end quicker than anyone thinks.

Worst of Times

Most economists predict a recovery late next year. Don't bet on it.

The Morning After

The next president will inherit an economic mess. Where to begin the cleanup.

Black Hole

Oil prices aren't soaring because of speculators. They're gyrating because the fundamentals of the market have disappeared.

Black Hole

Oil prices aren't soaring because of speculators. They're gyrating because the fundamentals of the market have disappeared.

Happiness Is a Big Fat Paycheck

A new study's surprising conclusion about what money can buy.