gross domestic product per working-age adult — after both the Great Depression and the more recent Great Recession
David LeonhardtOp-Ed Columnist
|Now vs. then. Gulp. I was stunned when I first saw the chart above. It shows an important economic measure — gross domestic product per working-age adult — after both the Great Depression and the more recent Great Recession. The Depression was clearly much worse at its nadir. Yet our recent recovery has been so mediocre that we’re on the verge of falling behind the post-Depression economy.|
|The chart originally comes from a new paper by Olivier Blanchard (formerly the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund) and Larry Summers (the former Treasury secretary and White House adviser). I’ve written a column about how to make sense of this grim approaching milestone.|
|A murder ignored. She was a 34-year-old civil-rights pioneer and Louisville’s first female prosecutor. On the night of Aug. 5, 1965, she was hit over the head with a brick and thrown into the Ohio River. She drowned.|
|Her name was Alberta O. Jones, and, because she was black, the police either protected her killers or conducted a shockingly incompetent investigation, ignoring fingerprints and other evidence. DeNeen Brown told the story of the case in a Washington Post column this week. It’s too late for full justice, but it’s not too late for Louisville to conduct a full investigation and release the findings. It may not even be too late to hold some of the killers responsible.|
|Jones was “a trailblazer who integrated the University of Louisville and worked as|
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