Time to Change Those Tags? or Economists Catching Up, Round Two

Brad DeLong, not generally a Leading Indicator in such matters, follows Mark Thoma yesterday in looking into the abyss and seeing the outline of a train around the “light”:

Henceforth, I will call the current unpleasantness not “The Great Recession,” but rather “The Little Depression.”

This still strikes me as optimism, but I’m stil on what do you call 1873-1896 (much more similar to the current situation) when “The Great Depression” only lasted about 17 years?

(Aside: Round One of Economists Catching Up was here.)

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