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As the financial crisis came to a head toward the end of 2008, a bar near our office in New York's financial district offered recession specials — the more the Dow dropped, the cheaper the drinks. A few blocks away, outside the AIG building, a disgruntled man stood with a cut-out of the company's CEO and a handful of darts. Despite the levity some tried to bring to the situation, a general feeling of impending doom hung over lower Manhattan as the financial crisis deepened.

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