Paul Krugman e Robin Wells sobre o desastre americano, que continua amanhã independentemente de quem ganhar a eleição:
"... for three decades before the financial crisis American politics and
policy had been increasingly dominated by laissez-faire ideology, by the
belief that markets—and financial markets in particular—should be
allowed to run free. Then came the inevitable crash. But far from
demanding a return to stronger regulation, much of the American
electorate turned to the view that the crisis was caused by too much
government intervention, and rallied around politicians aiming to dive
even deeper into the policies that led to crisis in the first place."
"We have a depressed economy in large part because Republicans have
blocked almost every Obama initiative designed to create jobs, even
refusing to confirm Obama nominees to the board of the Federal Reserve. (MIT’s
Peter Diamond, a Nobel laureate, was rejected as lacking sufficient
qualifications.) We have a huge battle over deficits, not because
deficits actually pose an immediate problem, but because conservatives
have found deficit hysteria a useful way to attack social programs."