“Surely not; it might mean replacing mantras with hard thinking..”

In the Sunday Business Post, as the discussion on the Irish economy continues, David McWilliams has another look at the history of economic recoveries.

In the light of our own banking travails, much has been made of Sweden and Finland’s bank recapitalisation and recovery plan. What most of this discussion fails to mention is that the devaluation and subsequent printing of money by both central banks did the trick. Is it worth considering here? Surely not; it might mean replacing mantras with hard thinking. That would be far too much to ask as the economy heads for a 10 per cent contraction.

Read the whole thing.