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Net Net: Promoting innovation and managing change

Crisis aftermath: Cure worse than the disease?

Financial crisis cure worse than disease: NetNetTV

Five years after the financial crisis, Wall Street is doing great but Main Street continues to lag.

Bank balance sheets have been rebuilt, but the too-big-to-fail institutions have only gotten bigger.

Unemployment is lower than the 10 percent crisis peak, but a large portion of the gains have become due to an explosion in part-time jobs and a 35-year low in the labor force participation rate.

Corporate cash has surged, but so has corporate debt.

(Read more: As taper looms, what the real economy looks like)

So are we really any better off?

The economy has come a long way from the brink, but clearly much needs to be done.

As usual, the NetNet TV gang was split over where we stand.

What do you think?

—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him @JeffCoxCNBCcom on Twitter.