Any economics types around. Obviously the US economy is causing ripples around the world. The fed, republicans, and democrats all seem invested in trying to slow down this possible recession or at least easing the pain. Is this a good idea? Would the economy as a whole be better off if everything tanked in the next 18 months, and had a chance to grow again? Obviously it's bad for individuals. If you get layed off etc. it can be like an atomic bomb to your family. But from a Macro perspective is everyone doing the wrong thing trying to stop this possible recession?