<uHOW DO YOU SPELL ECONOMIC RELIEF?

Let the Fed stew over the economic crisis all it wants.Our readers,or at least the bulk of the 214 of you who responded tolast week's QuickPoll, chose to rely on the resilience of PrivateEnterprise. So say 51%. Anargument can be made for Economic Reliefcoming through the combined goodworks of the private and publicsector, and 39% chose this as their GreatDebt Hope. A small, timid10% believe the Fed alone can do it. DouglasHerzbrun is global headof research for CB Richard Ellis Investors in LosAngeles, and inthis first of a two-part Poll on the state of the economy,heprovides his take on the best way out: Here's why:

"I'd clearly fall into the camp of No. 3--that we can¹t have onewithout theother. We need both stimulus provided by the federalgovernment and theprivate sector stepping up to the plate to getthe economy back on track.

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