Now, THIS Is What Two Decades Of Stagnation Look Like

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The best economics website in the world — FRED, from the St. Louis Fed — just got way better, having added a whole mess of international data to its database for you to play with.We’re just starting to play around, but the first thing we wanted to look at was some data from Japan, since we think it’s the best analogue for the US economy.

If you want to see what years and years of stagnation looks like, it provides a great glimpse.

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