The case against austerity todayPublished Thu 6 Oct 2011
To all the world it looks like government debt is the overwhelming problem, dwarfing concerns about a weak recovery. I want to argue that this is a profound misreading of the situation. An alternative view, which appears more consistent with the facts, is that the crisis which started with Greece in fact tells us about some basic design flaws in the eurozone. Outside of the eurozone, the problem is that we have too little government debt, rather than too much.