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Noah Smith Compares 2010s America to 1990s Japan

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21/So I don't want to overextend the analogy here. In economic terms, and sometimes in social terms, 2010s America has followed in the footsteps of 1990s Japan. But in political terms we're responding to our slowdown in a different and decidedly more frightening way.

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21/So I don't want to overextend the analogy here. In economic terms, and sometimes in social terms, 2010s America has followed in the footsteps of 1990s Japan. But in political terms we're responding to our slowdown in a different and decidedly more frightening way.

Miles Kimball
Miles Kimball is Professor of Economics and Survey Research at the University of Michigan. Politically, Miles is an independent who grew up in an apolitical family. He holds many strong opinions—open to revision in response to cogent arguments—that do not line up neatly with either the Republican or Democratic Party.

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