Caroline Baum posts at Bloomberg.com about the economic recovery.
Her article, “Economy Lost Momentum While I Was Pulling Weeds,” points out that the ‘recovery’ wasn’t much to cheer about in the first place. Her description is an apt metaphor:
What we had was a government-prescribed course of amphetamines (to keep it up), antibiotics (to prevent infection) and antidepressants (to make it feel better). It endured regular steroid injections from both monetary and fiscal authorities. And it still has no real muscle.