Is the Stimulus Working?

BY Business Desk  August 19, 2009 at 3:47 PM EDT

Question: Is the stimulus working?

Paul Solman: Hard to argue otherwise, if what you mean is: Would things be worse right now if there were no stimulus? In the long run, maybe the stimulus will be seen as just having bought us some time. Maybe, on the other hand, it will be seen as the jolt of confidence we needed to march ever onward and upward. But you know what they say about the long run.