A front-page lead New York Times story is mainly valuable for the insight it provides into what the Times considers to be a healthy economy–and who that economy is supposed to benefit.
Are "economic experts" really gratified by French President Francois Hollande's economic policy ideas? The New York Times cites one, but it's not hard to find other economists who offer a very different take.
Why do we need "serious spending cuts"? Milbank assumes the answer is so obvious that it need not be explained–everyone knows the more cuts, the better. All the serious people, anyway.