Question/Comment: We live in a time of unparalleled economic crisis; a time when failure of a large company such as GM or a large financial institution could have catastrophic effects throughout the county and beyond. Why does our government allow…

A question from various sources: “Will a stimulus fix our problems?” Paul Solman: Let’s begin with a prior question: What’s the economic justification for a stimulus? The answer is that an economy’s annual output — its Gross Domestic Product (…