Recession and Renewal

There's little upside for workers who've been laid off. Losing a job is a traumatic experience. For the country, however, rising unemployment can mean rebirth, fueling engines of creativity. It's a phenomenon that's part pragmatism, part hopeful optimism, all American Dream. When history looks back on these years it will discover a list of companies that got started during this recession -- and went on to change the world.



  • Mitch and

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