High and Low Notes in Panama

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. As the Panama City skyline emerged from my misty Wednesday morning flight window, I must say the view was impressive. A snaking coast boasts skyscraper after skyscraper, each seeming to outdo the previous in height and…

How Are We Doing?

Hearing that U.S. real GDP growth for the first quarter was 3.2%, I wondered how well we were doing. We can look at past recessions to assess 3.2%. Looking back to the early 1980s, some economists say they were hoping…