Monday, August 02, 2010

Defining Prosperity Down

Paul Krugman worries we're Defining Prosperity Down:
Yes, growth is slowing, and the odds are that unemployment will rise, not fall, in the months ahead. That’s bad. But what’s worse is the growing evidence that our governing elite just doesn’t care — that a once-unthinkable level of economic distress is in the process of becoming the new normal. ...

I’d like to imagine that public outrage will prevent this outcome. But while Americans are indeed angry, their anger is unfocused. And so I worry that our governing elite, which just isn’t all that into the unemployed, will allow the jobs slump to go on and on and on.

1 comment:

  1. If only the public would centralise their emotions onto the common cause of fixing the issues and then removing the privileged minority who just fuck up everything in modern civilization.


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