These are good times for the American economy.

Unemployment is down, the stock market is up, and new homes are being built. It’s enough to make the president celebrate.

But at the same time, wages remain flat and our trade deficit remains formidable.

How good is the economy, really? And has it been good to you?

Guests

  • Kai Ryssdal Host and senior editor, Marketplace; @kairyssdal
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin President of the American Action Forum; chief economist and director (2003-2006), Congressional Budget Office; @djheakin
  • Nela Richardson Chief economist, Redfin; @NelaRichardson
  • David Wessel Director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution; author of "Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget." @davidmwessel

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