Главный экономический советник США говорит, в чем нуждается экономика страны, чтобы выход из кризиса не останавливался. Только почему-то кажется, что это outdated cure for new diseases. Зато есть вещи (выделены жирным шрифтом), которые могут оказаться очень даже полезными для нас, чтобы заставить задуматься, а то ли и так ли мы делаем сейчас, не проходил ли кто-нибудь уже это до нас. Одним словом, читайте, все равно полезно:
Rebuilding the US economy and sustaining the recovery
Returning to the pre-crisis state of the economy is not sufficient. The pace of economic growth in the upswing prior to the Great Recession was modest, and the expansion of the 2000s was driven by increasing consumption and wealth from an unsustainable rise in housing prices rather than from rising employment and income; indeed, the share of the population working fell in the US in the years prior to the Great Recession and median family income was stagnant or declining throughout the 2000s. From the start of the decade of the 2000s through November 2007, only 7.4 million jobs were added. Even if job growth had continued at the same pace through 2009, this would have represented the slowest employment growth for a decade in over 60 years (since the Great Depression); the actual record for the decade was much worse, of course, due to the recession that began in December 2007.
These are important lessons to reflect upon as the US recovers from the Great Recession. Though the US is recovering—with 20 consecutive months of private sector job growth—there are still 13.9 million people unemployed. Nearly 5.9 million of those unemployed have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more. To put these Americans back to work, the recovery must be stronger and sustained.