So I don’t think this is really about Greece, or indeed about any realistic appreciation of the tradeoffs between deficits and jobs. It is, instead, the victory of an orthodoxy that has little to do with rational analysis, whose main tenet is that imposing suffering on other people is how you show leadership in tough times.
And who will pay the price for this triumph of orthodoxy? The answer is, tens of millions of unemployed workers, many of whom will go jobless for years, and some of whom will never work again. [Krugman, NYT, The Third Depression]
Krugman, dans cet éditorial du New York Times mais aussi J-F Lisée, sur son blogue de l’Actualité, soulignent le danger et le caractère idéologique des « solutions » mises de l’avant par les leaders orthodoxes et conservateurs, Harper le premier.