For all of today’s up-to-the-second economic analysis, how are Americans actually doing?

The New York Times Op-Ed page asked writers to provide snapshots of their local economies over the course of the year.

Here is Richard Dooling’s second dispatch on the state of the economy in Nebraska: Nebraska’s Nostalgia Trap. I’ll be doing two more columns for the New York Times on the Nebraska economy in 2006, so leave any ideas, suggestions, or commentary here.

Thank you,

Richard Dooling

Nebraska’s Nostalgia Trap