It is one of the great fears of the moment: that the debt created to respond to the covid crisis suffocates us for years, if not decades, to come. That it cut off all room for maneuver. May it be an additional burden for the younger generations.
This concern dominates the debates, serves as an argument against health restrictions and as an alibi for those who would like aid to be as limited as possible. Ueli Maurer, who said in the fall that Switzerland could not afford to spend again what it had promised at the start of the crisis, embodies this fierce reluctance to go into debt.