This editorial originally appeared in Friday's edition of The Record-Courier
Nevada observed its 148th birthday this weekend culminating in the Nevada Day parade yesterday.
With just two years left until the Silver State's sesquicentennial, Nevada Day is always a good time to reflect on the history of the state punctuated by its wild economic fluctuation.
The phrase "boom and bust" is familiar to anyone who has grown up in the state. Over the last few years we've become well acquainted with the bust part as the recession has taken a big bite out of the boom that was the housing …