Governmental Austerity Does NOT Work In Times Like These

I totally endorse the anti-austerity lobby!

Craig Eisele's Global Hydrogen Project

Paul Krugman Calls it:  The Austerity Debacle  And he is right AGAIN! Unfortunately Politics and ideology trump basic economics and common sense.

Last week the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, a British think tank, released a startling chart comparing the current slump with past recessions and recoveries. It turns out that by one important measure — changes in real G.D.P. since the recession began — Britain is doing worse this time than it did during the Great Depression. Four years into the Depression, British G.D.P. had regained its previous peak; four years after the Great Recession began, Britain is nowhere close to regaining its lost ground.

Nor is Britain unique. Italy is also doing worse than it did in the 1930s — and with Spain clearly headed for a double-dip recession, that makes three of Europe’s big five economies members of the worse-than club. Yes, there are some caveats and complications. But this nonetheless represents…

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