Sep 19, 2012

Avoidance Of Tough Fiscal Choices Until The Bond Vigilantes Eventually Wake Up

Given America's political polarization and policy gridlock, we can expect more fights on the budget and the debt ceiling, another rating downgrade, and no agreement on a path toward medium-term fiscal consolidation and sustainability - regardless of whether President Barack Obama is reelected in November.

On the contrary, we should expect agreement only on the path of least political resistance: Avoidance of tough fiscal choices until the bond vigilantes eventually wake up, spike long rates, and force fiscal adjustment on the political system. - in Today Online

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Nouriel Roubini is an American economist. He teaches at New York University's Stern School of Business and is the chairman of Roubini Global Economics.