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NewsFlash: June 12, 2006

Five Economic Trouble Spots

Many commentators have been struggling to make sense of the gap between the public’s views on the health of the economy and what the major economic indicators seem to be saying.

According to the Economic Policy Institute’s president, Lawrence Mishel, and policy director, Ross Eisenbrey, the public’s economic uncertainty can be traced to five specific trouble spots: stagnant wages, rising debt, sluggish job creation, rising poverty, and rising health care costs.

In a newly updated EPI Policy Memo, Mishel and Eisenbrey lay out the essential facts for understanding how these trouble spots are affecting the public’s mood.

Click here for the policy memo, and more on EPI president Lawrence Mishel and policy director Ross Eisenbrey.

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