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‘Major Flu Outbreak Threatens to Slow Economy Further’



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So says a CNBC headline.

The flu, a puzzling phenomenon heretofore unknown to economists, thus joins ATMs, Japanese earthquakes, tax cuts for the rich, airport kiosks, the Arab Spring, Americans getting soft and lazy and not doing the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge, corporate-jet owners, bad weather, the Tea Party, health-insurance costs, and, of course, George W. Bush as just some of the culprits restraining what otherwise would have been a roaring economy over the last few years.

How many more burdens must this administration bear?



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