Is This Your Father's Recession?

George Bush vows not to let the slump take him down. Can he avoid Dad's mistakes? How he plans to brave the growing storm

George W. Bush usually likes to have a little fun at Larry Lindsey's expense. As the President's chief economic adviser, Lindsey must trek downstairs to the Oval Office three days a week and brief his boss, the Vice President and other top aides on the state of the American economy. Lately, Lindsey has barely been able to get a word out of his mouth before the President starts giving him grief. "When are you gonna bring me some good news, Lawrence?" Bush asks with a wink or a grin. "Any good news today, Lawrence?"

But last week the news was so...

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