Wrong Headline

Wrong Headline – A headline in a story in today’s NYT:

“Imports Rose in February, Building Hope for Recovery”

The headline should have read:

“Imports Rose in February, America Borrow More From Overseas”


“Imports Rose in February, America Sinks Deeper into Debt”


“Imports Rose in February, No Wonder Americans Are Having a Tough Time Finding Jobs”

About Michael Mandel 127 Articles

Michael Mandel was BusinessWeek's chief economist from 1989-2009, where he helped direct the magazine's coverage of the domestic and global economies.

Since joining BusinessWeek in 1989, he has received multiple awards for his work, including being honored as one of the 100 top U.S. business journalists of the 20th century for his coverage of the New Economy. In 2006 Mandel was named "Best Economic Journalist" by the World Leadership Forum.

Mandel is the author of several books, including Rational Exuberance, The Coming Internet Depression, and The High Risk Society.

Mandel holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

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