Krugma tales the administration to task, but he alos offers solutions. I tend to agree with him, because I remember even conservative economists saying they thought the "stimulus was too small" while saying they ideologically opposed a stimulus to begin with. Most credible economists admitted early on to being for or against the stimulus on principle. let's start with criticisms. quotes: Tim Geithner, the Treasury secretary, says that “we’re on the road to recovery.” No, we aren’t. we’re not in a classic recession, in which everything goes down. But so what? We need about 2.5 percent growth just to keep unemployment from rising, and much faster growth to bring it significantly down. Yet growth is currently running somewhere between 1 and 2 percent, with a good chance that it will slow even further in the months ahead. Will the economy actually enter a double dip, with G.D.P. shrinking? Who cares? If unemployment rises for the rest of this year, which seems likely, it won’t matter whether the G.D.P. numbers are slightly positive or slightly negative. but the end does not have to be near. courage. we need courage. What will Ben Bernanke, the Fed chairman, say in his big speech Friday in Jackson Hole, Wyo.?