The Economy In Perspective
On the outs … It has long been conventional in politics to portray oneself as an outsider. At one time, referring to a government official as an insider was a supreme compliment, but when the public became dissatisfied with government's performance, insiders recognized that they carried too much baggage. Insiders then campaigned as outsiders, but little actually changed.
Suggested citation: “The Economy In Perspective,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 96-01, pp. 01, 01.01.1996.