Thursday, December 6, 2007
Trouble Ahead For The Economy
In Shakespeare’s play, a hallucinating Macbeth has a vision of a dagger, pointing toward the King’s chamber, urging him to follow through on his dark plans to murder Duncan, the sleeping Scottish monarch.
For Gordon Brown, Britain’s Scottish Prime Minister, there can be no worse nightmare than the prospect of the UK sliding into its first recession in over 15 years. The Prime Minister must feel like being Duncan, with a massive dagger pointing at his chest, ready to puncture what is left of his much-vaunted reputation for economic competence.