Happily, Bernanke stated today at the Brookings Institute that he believes that the growth we are seeing in the economy suggests that the recession is technically over. Unfortunately, the unemployment rate, currently around 9.7%, will be slow to come down. This will leave many still struggling with the pace of a slower recovery. This is good news, for sure. Since last fall we were bracing for another "Great Depression," pehaps we can be contented with simply riding out slow economic growth. And, of course, Bernanke emphasized yet again the need for regulatory overhaul of some type. Perhaps the more times we hear this, the more likely it might be that action will follow. Let's hope.