2011: The Economy

This year, the struggling economy once again dominated headlines, and most of the news was bad. How has the slow recovery affected you?


"We went to the park as a family the other day to save money instead of doing something else. The park, of all places."

Sam Thompson • Systems Analyst

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"It made me grateful for what I do have: a dog, a one-room apartment, and some pans."

Mary Sue Risbrook • Brim Curler

"Our family makes our own soda now. So, two of my kids died this year."

Michael Ward • Unemployed

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