BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: THE BEST UPTURN EVER

OUR BOARD OF ECONOMISTS AGREES: THIS U.S. EXPANSION IS SOMETHING SPECIAL

Can Americans really be enjoying a Golden Age of prosperity? It gets harder to doubt it every day. Certainly the panel of six leading economists recently assembled by TIME agrees that all signs are pointing to the kind of good times that have traditionally come along only once every few decades. The marathon expansion that has created nearly 14 million new jobs since 1991 is already the country's third longest on record--and still appears to have legs. With no end in sight, the current recovery could claim the No. 1 spot by the turn of the century. "This is perhaps the...

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