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By Pete Riehm
Guest Writer 

The pursuit of happiness is back


August 9, 2018

Echoing Jimmy Carters’ dismal stagflation (the miserable national condition of stagnant economic growth and high inflation), then President Obama warned the nation just a few years ago of the “new normal.” The new normal was a perpetual economic malaise where business would learn to do more with less such that economic growth would remain sluggish and jobs would not return. A sullen Obama indeed cautioned Americans that many of the 8 million jobs lost would never return. Americans would just have to adjust to a bleak future.

But Donald Trump burst into the White House and he was ha...

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