TG is calling for a little teamwork.
The three most important things that have to happen for the world economy to regain momentum are these. First, the U.S. should act to strengthen growth and employment. President Barack Obama will push for the very substantial package of public investments, tax incentives, and targeted jobs measures he will put forward tonight, combined with a carefully balanced mix of fiscal reforms designed to restore fiscal sustainability over the medium term. Second, Europe needs to take more forceful action to generate confidence that it can and will resolve its crisis. This requires governments working together and alongside the European Central Bank in an unequivocal commitment to support Europe’s financial system and ensure governments can borrow at sustainable interest rates as they reform. Finally, China and other emerging economies need to continue to strengthen domestic demand and allow their exchange rates to adjust to market forces.
This was a terrible crisis. Recovery was always going to be slow, fragile, and take time. We have more work to do. We are better off doing it together.