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Broken Charts The pandemic will be a distant memory for most people a decade from now. Twenty-five years from now, it will have faded even further into the recesses of our memories. Yet, for some people – those who analyze economic data – it will remain a constant sense of irritation for decades, maybe even centuries, to come. The economic effects of the pandemic are literally off the charts. Since 1950, the quarterly change in gross domestic product in the United States has averaged 3.3%. Some years it’s higher than that, some years it’s lower. But it doesn’t tend to…

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John Maxfield


John Maxfield is a freelance writer for Bank Director magazine. He was previously the senior banking specialist at The Motley Fool. He regularly writes for Bank Director magazine and BankDirector.com. His work has been syndicated widely to national publications including USA Today, Time and Business Insider, and he’s been a regular guest on CNBC. John has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lewis & Clark College and a juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University. He’s a licensed attorney in the State of Oregon.

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