How did someone as apparently intelligent as Obama end up with a team of economics-challenged people like Geithner, Summers, Volker and, behind the scenes, Rubin? Even Greenspan and Reich have become tepid on the Reagan-Clinton "Economic Revolution." Why aren't we talking about mentally functional people like Sheila Bair, Paul Krugman, Jaimie Galbraith? Is there some kind of Haavaad thing here? I still don't think that B.F. Skinner was all that bright. Give me Abraham Maslow any day and a littler protectionism, please.
Jan 14 2009 - 2:08pm