How Fast We'll Grow After the Recession

True to its word, the administration released a huge number of tedious-sounding budget documents this morning (eg, "Dimensions of the Budget"). Run, don't walk, to find them here. As Tim Fernholz says, the newsiest non-healthcare item in the document dump is probably the the revised deficit estimate -- it's going to be about $90 billion higher this year than in February.

But the budget release is also of full of nice raw data about the economy. I've slogged through about 2% of the whole thing, but let me stop and recommend this chart on what economic growth has looked like after previous recessions:


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Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. More

Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism, an economics blog that was recently published in book form by Simon and Schuster. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. He is also on Twitter.

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