"Optimism contains two traps, one obvious, the other more subtle. The obvious trap is that confidence proves misplaced—that the glimmers of hope are misinterpreted as the beginnings of a strong recovery when all they really show is that the rate of decline is slowing. The subtler trap, particularly for politicians, is that confidence and better news create ruinous complacency".
"Continuing joblessness, years of weak investment and higher public-debt burdens, in turn, will dent economies’ underlying potential."
Las sugerencias a las gobiernos, pese a estar orientadas a permitir la subsistencia de los mismos en estas condiciones, siguen teniendo cierta visión que dejaría a cualquier republicano reducido a unas migas:
"Rather than pushing up tax rates, they should think about raising retirement ages, reining in health costs and broadening the tax base. "