Enquanto isso, na América o Nobel Paul Krugman continua sua crítica ao trabalho do Ben Bernanke, o atual presidente do Federal Reserve – Fed. Em dois recentes artigos ele comenta:
- The lights are going out all over America — literally.
Colorado Springshas made headlines with its desperate attempt to save money by turning off a third of its streetlights, but similar things are either happening or being contemplated across the nation, from Philadelphiato . Fresno
- And while the Fed sits there in its self-inflicted paralysis, millions of Americans are losing their jobs, their homes and their hopes for the future.