The Daily
The Daily
Nov 30, 2023
The Bad Vibes Around a Good Economy
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The American economy, by many measures, is doing better than it has done in years. But for many Americans, that is not how it feels. Their feelings point to an enduring mystery: Why do Americans feel so bad when the economy is so good?

Jeanna Smialek, who covers the Federal Reserve and the U.S. economy for The Times, discusses a new way to understand the disconnect. 

Guest: Jeanna Smialek, a reporter covering the Federal Reserve and the U.S. economy for The New York Times.

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