The disastrous reality of self-delusion
It's over. Just when we were beginning to think we were doomed to permanent economic recession – it's over. Don't take my word for it, here's the Irish Times headline on Thursday: "Eurozone's powerhouse economies ensure recession grinds to timely halt". And the entire first paragraph of the story consisted of one breathless sentence, unflinching in its certainty: "Europe's recession is over".