What do we do when we’re ill? Don’t we usually take measures to get ourselves better?
Then why don’t we seek serious remedies when the economy is ill, as it so obviously is at the moment?
What wrong with us that we battle on carrying this economic illness, this fiscal pathology? Surely, it’s akin to working with one hand tied behind our backs?
Do we believe our politicians and economists when they tell us there are no easy answers? If so, are we stupid, are our mental processes lazy, or what?
Do we think the Australian budget in May will address the ongoing economic distress?
These questions require honest answers.
“I’m not an economist” is no answer. In fact, being an economist will prove to be a handicap in responding to these questions, unless of course you’re heterodox.