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Well, I'm certainly NOT an expert, but until one shows up here to post something . . .
I tend to view the economy as a "force."
To use one of my business metaphors, a small sailboat and a small enterprise have a lot in common. A small sailboat totally relies on, and is somewhat at the mercy of, two very powerful forces (wind and water). All I can do as captain is try to use them to my best advantage when they favor me, and survive them when they seem to be trying to kill me. Millions of factors came together to create the wind and waves that I'm experiencing at this moment. I can't change them to make the winds blow or the currents flow that way I want (and if I tried, I'd probably cause a bigger ecological disaster than any we've experienced so far). All I can do is adjust my sails and heading to try to use those forces to get where I ultimately want to go.
Likewise, I don't think anyone can "fix" the economy -- millions of factors make it what it is, and in a (mostly) free enterprise system, it (mostly) takes care of itself. The more "experts" try to mess with it, the more the potential for a real disaster exists. All we can do is adjust our sails and heading, watch for the lighthouses that keep us off the rocks, and enjoy the adventure. The storm will pass when it passes.