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A Curious Lag

ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2011, three years after the financial crisis and the dawn of the Great Recession, there was every reason to believe that public attention to bank fraud, massive foreclosures, executive wealth, and middle-class debt had come to an end—if it had ever really begun. At a call for citizens to come “occupy” Wall Street in lower Manhattan, a small crowd showed up, promising

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