The study on which many austerity plans were built was found to have mistakes. The young man who discovered the mistakes and brought them to everyone’s attention shows that severe austerity and focus on debt is not necessarily the best way to rebuild the economy. I’m tempted to look for the links, but so many people already have made up their minds, I doubt they would be read.Money represents goods and services. Beyond that, it doesn’t exist. When disasters strike, a bar of gold is worthless next to a loaf of bread and a case of clean water.The disasters are striking. Who has the money?There are things the gov’t can do to create short term jobs that will result in longterm jobs and improved quality of life. Sadly, our legislators care more about the next election than dealing with our nation’s problems. Please write to your elected officials and ask them to get back to work.Respectfully,C.