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Christine Lagarde

Guest column: Dysfunction and the new economic realities

Guest column: Dysfunction and the new economic realities

Will gridlock in Congress end? When the question was asked of the more than 70 in attendance at a post-election session of the Peer Learning Partnership at the Anne Arundel Community College, only one person raised his hand. Americans are channeling their deep dissatisfaction with the nation's governance and their own economic prospects. Voters acted to punish the president and his party. More than two-thirds of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. Fifty-six percent of respondents to a recent Pew poll said their incomes were falling behind their cost of living. A mere 5 percent indicated they were getting ahead. Since mid-2009 when the Great Recession...

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