Is the Media Making Us Feel Worse?

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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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