Comments on Europe and thoughts on the cyclical recovery in the US

Daily commentary: 2013-03-01
Europe is in recession right now, but the US is in a weak but fairly long-lived economic recovery. The difference in economic fortunes owes entirely to differing policy responses in both regions. In Europe, the economic paradigm has favoured austerity as a policy tool. And the result has been fiscal retrenchment met with varying levels of additional private retrenchment - no confidence fairies here. That is the reason for the recessions across Europe. In the US, the...


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