What "track record" does the Austrian School actually have? Oh and BTW Keynesian thought did not bring on the Great Depression, however it was the solution applied to it and it kept us prosperous till the age of Reagan. And no, what's prolonging the Great Recession is the natural course of events as they unfold after a financial bubble bursts. See the writings of Ken Rogoff for details. Oh and let's not forget Tea Party obstructionists in Congress, they've played a part too.