Krugman bem que se esforça por mostrar que a obcessão pelo deficite e pela dívida não é a solução para enfrentar a crise. E diz, do lugar de Nobel da Economia, o mesmo que, dito por Sócrates, foi apelidado de grande irresponsabilidade. Pode ser que dito por um Nobel seja melhor percebido.
"Deficit-worriers portray a future in which we’re impoverished by the need to pay back money we’ve been borrowing.
They see America as being like a family that took out too large a mortgage, and will have a hard time making the monthly payments. This is, however, a really bad analogy in at least two ways.
First, families have to pay back their debt. Governments don’t — all they need to do is ensure that debt grows more slowly than their tax base. The debt from World War II was never repaid; it just became increasingly irrelevant as the U.S. economy grew, and with it the income subject to taxation."