Economy 23 April 2012 Opinionomics | 23 April 2012 Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring the entrepreneurial state, the austere state, and the Unit Print HTML 1. IMF encourages Europe's economic suicide (Telegraph) Ambrose Evans-Pritchard argues that the IMF’s pledge to increase its rescue fund to $1 trillion encourages EMU and German elites to believe wrongly that the essence of this crisis is a speculative attack on the euro. 2. Without state spending there'd be no Google or GlaxoSmithKline (Guardian) Mariana Mazzucato argues for the "entrepreneurial state" 3. Austerity is no answer (Times) Sam Fleming writes that western policymakers are, in the words of Andrés Velasco, Chile’s charismatic former finance minster, “screwing up”. 4. Crisis, what crisis? (Stumbling and Mumbling) Chris Dillow points out that this crisis is worse than in the 1970s, but there is less of the accompanying sense of despair. He asks why this might be. 5. The Amnesia Candidate (New York Times) "Just how stupid does Mitt Romney think we are?", asks Paul Krugman. › Breivik has not been given a platform The shadow of French presidential front-runner François Hollande, who has spooked markets with anti-finance rhetoric. Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles George Osborne's mistakes are coming back to haunt him The changing world of work Is Kezia Dugdale's tax rise the beginning of an honest debate about tax?