Throughout 2011, after my rushed departure from the banking sector, I tried to warn local authorities of the dangers from the global slowdown and sovereign debt crisis. To no avail. To be fair, they could only see my bear side. They saw me on the run up to 2008, then I was shut down, and now again. Thus, I understand a bit their ignorance and their dismissal of me as a perma bear.
I could not convince them with economics. Maybe this visual aid will help (thank you GabiDragomir).