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Viewpoint: Ryan Avent

From Economist.com: “It’s just shocking to think about the dangers that loom and consider the extent to which they’re driven by governmental failures....

“It’s just shocking to think about the dangers that loom and consider the extent to which they’re driven by governmental failures. Despite having been in a state of constant crisis for more than a year, the eurozone is far away from a real solution; the politics may be such that no solution is possible without a dramatic, Lehman-like collapse, at which point it may be too late to save the eurozone. Leaders elsewhere have hardly done better. America’s fiscal policymaking has steadily deteriorated, and the Congress needlessly sent confidence tumbling over the summer with a battle over the government’s debt ceiling. At the same time, Ben Bernanke seems to have forgotten everything he once knew about the crises in the 1930s and in Japan in the 1990s. It is a damning performance.”

Ryan Avent in Economist.com

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