Two years ago, the United States and Western Europe were in the same boat: a recession on a scale that had not been seen since the 1930s. With images of the Dust Bowl swirling in the minds of lawmakers, the US, the United Kingdom, and the Eurozone took different tactics to attempt to pull their economies out of the recession. The US adopted Keynesian economic principles; namely, they tried to spend their way out of the recession. The UK and the Eurozone took a different tactic: cut spending. There are merits to each plan, even though they are at the opposite ends of the economic spectrum.