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Recessions

by Jadrian

In the background of the breakfast scene, a local news broadcast discusses the rapidly deteriorating American economy. This episode aired in May 2009 in the midst of the Great Recession. Interestingly, despite one of the worst time periods in American economic history, the White family seems unbothered by the news. The NBER is the agency responsible for classifying whether the economy experienced a recession, but they often don't make the announcement until well after the recession has concluded. As a result, families often aren't aware just how bad things will become in the middle of a recession.

Breaking Bad: Monitoring the Economy

A TV in the background describes the housing crisis

from Breaking Bad (2009)
Creator: Vince Gilligan
Distributor: HBO
Posted by Jadrian
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