One reason for the current intractability is that U.S. businesses over-reacted to the initial downturn.
But for spring 2012, the designer's intractability paid off.
We can admit the intractability of depravation, and still strive for dignity.
intractable in·trac·ta·ble (ĭn-trāk'tə-bəl)
Difficult to manage or govern; stubborn.
Difficult to alleviate, remedy, or cure.