Everywhere, questions of economic policy have lately been building steam. While growth continues apace, surpassing even the most buoyant projections, many governments handle it differently—in ways that are becoming difficult to ignore. A provocative pamphlet contrasting two global approaches has recently been published to instant success. Heated debate is spreading across the world like wildfire, and the turmoil has now reached your citizens, who argue fiercely in newspaper columns and on factory floors. Now all leaders must decide the best direction for their economies. What is your choice?
It is time to embrace new ideas. We will adopt the laissez-faire program and encourage individual initiative.
There is good sense in taking more control over such important matters. All will have their fair share.
We are thriving, and will waste no further energy on this pointless discussion. Let others learn from us!
The capacity to grow and make things is the heart of our success, and will be our first priority.
Whatever we may lack, money can buy. We will place our bet on the markets to generate wealth.
Both sides of this debate have merits. A balance of industry and profits will offer the best results.