Grounds for Optimism

All the leading experts agree that we’re doomed:

A dismal job market, a crippled real estate sector and hobbled banks will keep a lid on U.S. economic growth over the coming decade, some of the nation’s leading economists said on Sunday.

Speaking at American Economic Association’s mammoth yearly gathering, experts from a range of political leanings were in surprising agreement when it came to the chances for a robust and sustained expansion: They are slim.

Is it wrong of me to say this makes me optimistic? Well, it does. What do these guys know?