The NYT had a discussion of the Mario Draghi and the situation he faces as he prepares to take over as head of the European Central Bank (ECB). The piece does not even mention the argument that the ECB is creating a downward spiral in euro zone economies by requiring deficit reductions, which have the effect of slowing growth, which thereby causes countries to miss deficit targets. It then demands more stringent cuts.

This is the logic that led to a second recession in the United States in 1937. If Draghi maintains the path pursued by his predecessor, then the euro zone economies face a real risk of a second recession and quite possibly the collapse of the euro. It is remarkable that this issue is not addressed in this piece.

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