Sri Lanka, Nov. 22 -- A recent jeremiad about having to tighten our belts in part prompts this article about next year, and the more than sanguine prospects for 2021 when it dawns - contrary to the doomsayer predictions. At the time of writing it's not known what the budget portends, but no matter.

The prognosis for next year does not have to be the one seen through dark tinted glasses. Already, vaccine-nomics is making projections for 2021 go through the roof.

Two vaccines for Covid-19, one by Pfizer and the other by Moderna have shown excellent results and the better news is that their rollout may not take as long as earlier imagined.

But the only thing the doomsayers in the commentariat here are capable of saying is that our debt is...