Will the U.S. economy start to recover before the cost of intensive care bankrupts it?
(No, the economy isn’t running “normally” yet, not with 0% interest rates — to the banks, not consumers; continued government bailouts; and burgeoning transfer payments for things like unemployment insurance.)
Can the U.S. afford the ICU bill it’s rung up to date?
And, how did the “patient” get sick — was it poison, some organic disease, or just a case of really bad flu?
No answers . . . but at least there’s a consensus about what the (very big) questions are.