For whoever will listen, just say that the global slowdown has been caused by a lack of faith in free markets. Tell this to your third grader and tell him to remember it. From then on he will be a better economist than Mario Dragi, President of the European Central Bank.
Your third grader can also understand intuitively that money evolves naturally when work is performed. Money that government adds to that only discourages people from working, especially those to whom the money is given by virtue of their political power.
The truth is a hard sell. Fantasy Free Economics gains readers one at a time. Major search engines simply do not list blogs which disagree with their political agenda. As long as folks share the link to this blog and others speaking out against the grain, the truth will at least trickle into the public consciousness.
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