Despite recovery and stabilization, the threat of an economic crisis in 2011 is still possible.

In 2010, gross world product (GWP) grew 4.6 percent as the globe emerged from its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

The recovery was in large part due to the massive stimulus efforts of governments around the world. While they worked, some argue they also sowed the seeds for future crises. Moreover, stimulus measures didn't solve many of the fundamental problems that led to the crisis in the first place.

Government stimulus is inherently a temporarily solution. When it runs out, these looming problems may no longer be kept under the lid.

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