mercredi 10 août 2011

«Dismal Thoughts», c'est le titre d'un article de Paul Krugman

Amies et amis Internautes,

Je vous recommande la lecture du récent article de Paul Krugmann.
Voici la phrase d'attaque, comme on le dit dans le jargon des journalistes:

«To be an economist of my stripe these days — basically a Keynes-via-Hicks type, who concluded as soon as Lehman fell that we were in a classic liquidity trap with all that implied — is a bittersweet experience, with the bitter vastly greater than the sweet. »

Les deux phrases suivantes de l'aricle s'énoncent ainsi:

«The good news, such as it is, is that our underlying model has performed very well. Interest rates have stayed low despite large government borrowing; crowding out has been totally absent; huge increases in the monetary base have not been highly inflationary.»

«The bad news is that policy makers almost everywhere have failed dismally, and seem determined not to take on board the lessons of experience, either historical or what we’ve learned the past few years.»

Pour lire l'article au complet, cliquez sur le lien suivant:
Dismal Thoughts, Paul Krugman, NYT, August 10, 2011.