America’s economy: Time for a double dip? | The Economist


August 5, 2011 by themommahen

If America does manage to avoid recession and slowly begins to pull out of this mire, it will be testimony to its underlying strengths. It still has huge advantages over other rich countries: a younger, less-taxed population, a more innovative economy and, for now at least, the dollar as the global reserve currency. If only it had the political leaders to match, its chance of avoiding recession would be far better than one in two.

“If only [we] had the political leaders to match…” On both sides of the aisle. Here’s hoping we all — no matter the party affiliation — vote for the leaders we need next time we get a chance, from local politics all the way up.

3 thoughts on “America’s economy: Time for a double dip? | The Economist

  1. Anonymous says:

    My sentiments exactly. We need huge doses of trust, confidence, and optimism.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I really really want to believe that we’ll have an opportunity to vote for the leaders we need, but I am not optimistic, given the nature of campaign funding in this country. It is clear (to me, anyway) that the outsized influence of monied interests will continue to corrode confidence and trust in our leaders and our system more broadly.

    Big, big downer, I know, but I find myself being more and more disappointed all the time. My solution (and this is still a sacrilege to me, but it’s the only thing that’s working, so I do it anyway) is to turn off the news and tune out.

  3. Larisa Spillman says:

    Ahhhhhhh, Corrina, downer, yes but unfortunately true. And I have to admit I've dealt with it the same way; tuning in and out. I just can't take much of it. My tolerance level for adults acting like petulant brats is pretty low.

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