The U.S. economy may be more vulnerable to a catastrophic event now than at any time in recent history. There are several things that could go wrong, and if they did, it could plunge us into a recession deeper than the one we just climbed out of. Here's a look at five indicators of economic risk and what we can do to guard against them.
N2K: Be Afraid, the U.S. Economy is at Risk
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This article appears in the March 12, 2011 edition of National Journal Magazine.