Is there a Bush boom?

Commentary about business and finance.
Oct. 29 2003 6:22 PM

The Bush Boomlet

The economy just had a great quarter. Does that really mean it's booming?

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The Bush boom may or may not be a reality. I'd settle for several quarters of consistent growth, with job creation and GDP expansion at rates remotely close to those of the '90s. But that doesn't make for a particularly sexy book title, or for a compelling re-election slogan.

Daniel Gross is a longtime Slate contributor. His most recent book is Better, Stronger, Faster . Follow him on Twitter.