- Global, synchronized, recession.
- Recession continues through 2009 with weak, 1%, growth in 2010.
- Unemployment at 9% in 2010. Job losses easily at 500k/month through 2009 and may be worse. Stimulus may lower that to 200k/month.
- $1.8 trillion loss for banks; need another $1.4 trillion for banks to recover.
Top 3 banks in US are technically insolvent. Nationalization only reasonable approach. Re-privatize them in 2-3 years. Otherwise, end up with zombie banks like Japan: a decade of stagnation.
Deficits this year: 2 trillion; next year 1.5 trillion.