Well, that was then. We have since had a national election and the whole economy has begun to revive somewhat. Surely Wisconsin, having shucked off the carapace of sclerotic statism, is leading the way.
Not according to the Federal Reserve.
Wages are declining faster than anyplace else, except -- surprise -- gas-boomy Wyoming.
The librul Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opines:
Silly economists. I think we can figure it out without them.Even in a slow recovery, Wisconsin has been on the caboose. Few if any economists appear to have pinpointed the exact reasons, which has opened the issue to political posturing over economic policy from both sides.