US economic growth for the last 200 years

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The below graph shows the average growth rate by decade in the US since 1790. The recent decade, 2000-2009, ranks the bottom 2nd. The only worse decade was 1930s. This helps to put a lot of things into perspective.

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(Note: the small number on the bar indicates the ranking; graph courtesy of Hoisington Investment Management)

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