Chart: U.S. besting other nations in recovery

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Chart: U.S. beating other nations in recovery
By Patrick Emerson, OSU professor
Oregon Economics Blog

How the Recovery in the US Compares? Pretty well, it turns out. [HT: WSJ]. We’ll never know the precise causal link, but I am inclined to believe that the relatively quick and aggressive fiscal stimulus, along with the very aggressive actions on the part of the Fed, have a lot to do with it. This seems to be good fodder for the austerity vs. stimulus debate: at least according to these numbers stimulus is winning the short term battle, we’ll wait and pass judgment on the longer-term struggle.

Here is the essential chart: