U.S. Economy Unexpectedly Shrank Last Quarter

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•05 Jan 30, 2013

The nation’s GDP contracted 0.1 percent over the final three months of 2012, surprising most economists and ending a string of three and a half years of growth. What do you think?

  • “Really? But I bought, like, four new shirts.”

    Raman Abbas –
    Crystallizer Operator

  • “Certainly you didn’t expect this recent wave of wealth and prosperity to last forever.”

    Meredith Arguello –
    Parasitologist

  • “I blame myself.”

    Wesley Washington –
    Systems Analyst