É o mote de Paul Krugman como o seguinte excerto da sua crónica de hoje no New York Times o evidencia sem rebuço.
«I hope, for our sake as well as theirs, that the Europeans will change course before it’s too late. But, to be honest, I don’t believe they will. In fact, what’s much more likely is that we will follow them down the path to ruin.Mais dívida e mais inflacão. Em doses tão grandes quanto as "necessárias".
For in America, as in Europe, the economy is being dragged down by troubled debtors — in our case, mainly homeowners. And here, too, we desperately need expansionary fiscal and monetary policies to support the economy as these debtors struggle back to financial health. Yet, as in Europe, public discourse is dominated by deficit scolds and inflation obsessives.»
Paul Krugman, NYT, 02-12-2011
Nota: como Alan Greenspan explica, "os EUA poderão sempre pagar as suas dívidas imprimindo os suficientes dólares para tal". Simples, não é?