The “believer”—thinks that this economic downturn, like all economic downturns, will come to an end. They believe that prosperity and growth will eventually, even if somewhat haltingly, return. They point to the past and say we’ve been through worse. They are confident in recovery. Recovery, they believe, is as American as are Monday Night Football and drunk driving.
The believers accept as fact that the government has a generally righteous and morally acceptable and legally justifiable role in controlling the money supply. The believers don’t think much about this issue, because for them any argument against such a system is a non-starter.
The believers do not question the basic viability of the system. They begin at a point that assumes that the system is fundamentally sound, and that only occasionally does this fundamentally sound system demand some fine-tuning. Even during crises such as the one in which we currently find ourselves embroiled, the believers do not advocate wholesale change. Wholesale change is for Fascists and Commies. The believers talk about reforms and tweaks to a good and righteous system. This is, after all, America. And the believers believe in America.
(Source: Dan Weintraub)