Recente apresentação do Prof. Larry Summers, economista mais influente do Governo Barack Obama (e ex-assessor do Governo Clinton), fala à Brookings Institution, nos EUA, sobre o Programa Obama.
O discurso completo e os vídeos podem ser encontrados em: http://www.brookings.edu/events/2009/0313_summers.aspx.
Responding to a Historic Economic Crisis: The Obama Program
Brookings Senior Fellow Martin Neil Baily provided introductory remarks. After the program, Dr. Summers took audience questions.
LARRY SUMMERS: Our single most important priority is bringing about economic recovery and ensuring that the next economic expansion, unlike its recent predecessors, is fundamentally sound and not driven by financial excess. Without robust and sustained economic expansion, we will not achieve any other important national goal. We will not be able to project strength globally or reduce poverty locally. We will not expand access to higher education or make health care more affordable. And we will not be able to create opportunities for new small businesses to thrive, or most importantly, to raise incomes for middle-class families.
So today I come here to explain and discuss the rationale behind the President’s Recovery Program and our strategy for long-term growth. Our problems were not made in a day or a month or a year, and they will not be solved quickly. But there is one ineluctable lesson of the history of financial crises: they all end. I am confident that with strong and sound policies the President has put forward and the passage of time, we will restore economic growth, regain financial stability and find opportunity in this moment of crisis to assure that our future prosperity rests on a sound and sustainable foundation.