10 Questions for Loretta Napoleoni

© Elisabetta Claudio

You live in both the U.S. and Europe. How do you see each dealing with economic crisis?
In the U.S., even though there is a recession and people are very disillusioned about politics, there is an underlying optimism. Europeans are by nature pessimistic: they moan all the time. So there is this constant complaining about politicians, about the economy. And there is very little action.

The U.S. attitude is better?

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