Burning the Midnight Oil for a Brawny Recovery
On Agent Orange, bonddad writes:
Among the most important of the rules Rosie laid down, in my opinion, is #12: Get the US consumer right and everything else will take care of itself. The reason is fairly simple: The U.S. consumer has the biggest balance sheet on the planet. The U.S. consumer represents 70 percent of our GDP and about 18 percent of global GDP.
This is, however, following the entrenched habits of thought that got us into this mess in the first place. My reply, below the fold.
and Agent Orange