The Great Recession wreaked havoc with the economy, and the slow recovery is producing headlines about a possible "double-dip." Americans have a right to be worried, and they are. How potent is psychology as a force for making things better or worse? Also, appointments to the Congressional "Super Committee," and the political lessons from Wisconsin's recall elections.
Banner image: People walk past the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell August 9, 2011. Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images