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Description:  The 1990s were a lost decade for Japan. The 2000s delivered a lost decade to U.S. investors. Now, five years into the onset of the financial crisis, with stock and bond markets booming, housing resurgent, and even Detroit redeemed, it’s savers who find themselves in a lost decade.

Source: Businessweek.com

Date: Sep 26, 2012

Link:  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-09-26/a-lost-decade-for-savers#r=hpt-lst

Questions for Discussions:

  • Describe the financial condition for savers.
  • Why has this situation come about according to the reporter?
  • Do you see a pattern in the way in which groups are rewarded and then at times punished by decision-makers?

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