Aus einem Aufsatz von G. Eggertson und P. Krugman:
" But at some point this attitude is likely to change, perhaps abruptly—an event known variously as the Wile E. Coyote moment or the Minksy moment. (FN: For those not familiar with the classics, a recurrent event in the Warner Bros. Road Runner cartoons is the point when Wile E. Coyote, having run several steps off a cliff, looks down. According to the laws of cartoon physics, it’s only when he realizes that nothing is supporting him that he falls. [...])"
(Der Aufsatz ist übrigens auch dann lesenswert, wenn man sich nicht für Cartoons sondern für "depression economics" interessiert.)