Is the Media Making Us Feel Worse?

Americans are bombarded by negative images of life nationally and around the world. But are things really as bad as they seem? In an Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal, Life Is Good, So Why Do We Feel So Bad?, Brookings Institution fellow and author Gregg Easterbrook argues that, "even if a recession has begun, occasional cycles of slow or no growth are the price we pay for the much longer cycles of boom" — and that we really are better off than what we're being told to believe.

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