The following is an excerpt from a transcript of State of the Union 2013.
And let’s do it without the brinksmanship that stresses consumers and scares off investors. The greatest nation on Earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. (in the first half of the full text)
I understand that "manufactured crisis" means a man-made crisis, which doesn't mean a made-up crisis that is not true. Does it refer to the economic crisis recently occurred worldwide? Could anyone explain?
Thank you in advance,