Printre stirile despre recesiune/stagnare certa in zona euro merita citita aceasta bucata de interviu cu Jean-Claude Trichet in La Repubblica in iunie 2010. Fragmentul este sugestiv pentru hubrisul intelectual al BCE:
One cut after another: many economists say that there is a clear risk of deflation. What are your views on this?
“I don’t think that such risks could materialise. On the contrary, inflation expectations are remarkably well anchored in line with our definition – less than 2%, close to 2% – and have remained so during the recent crisis. As regards the economy, the idea that austerity measures could trigger stagnation is incorrect.”[subliniere facuta de Heterodox]
“Yes. In fact, in these circumstances, everything that helps to increase the confidence of households, firms and investors in the sustainability of public finances is good for the consolidation of growth and job creation. I firmly believe that in the current circumstances confidence-inspiring policies will foster and not hamper economic recovery, because confidence is the key factor today.”