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by Jane Susskind, published

The Year in 4 Charts  from NPR

1. GDP came back. Jobs didn’t.

2. “The 1 percent” became a household phrase.

3. Government spending was still high. Tax revenues were still low. The deficit was still big. (“High,” “low,” and “big” all relative to the norms of the last 50 years.)

4. Everybody stopped thinking that Italy was the same as Germany.

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