Economic Outlook

Re "The 97-lb. Recovery" [April 2]: No sooner does the recovery begin than we are told that it isn't good enough. If economic growth had been zooming along at a China-like speed, we would be hearing about the soon-to-come crash. Haven't we had enough of this constant need to go from extreme to extreme?

Mark W. McCreary, MONROVIA, CALIF.

Your cover story closed with the assessment that "there are no tools left to goose the economy." Here's one: raise the minimum wage. The total number of hours required to produce commodities, which has decreased steadily since the Industrial...

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