After reading this article in the New York Times Mr. Robert J. Gordon is saying the recession ended in the second quarter of 2009. Is this correct? His colleagues have came out stating that the recession that started in 2007 is not yet over. These gentleman our on the National Bureau of Economic Research Business Cycle Dating Committee which determines the start and end dates of recessions. Why has Mr. Robert J. Gordon came out and made this statement when he’s colleagues our saying that the recession is not over? Here is some of the data Mr. Robert J. Gordon is going off real GDP has recovered strongly from a trough in the second quarter of 2009 to current quarter which is close to the peak it was at in 2007. Mr. Robert J. Gordon is going off of a private organizations data that has been pretty accurate over the past estimating real GDP changes a quarter or two in advance. Should we believe this information?