According to David Leonhardt, writing in today’s New York Times magazine, TWO WEEKS AFTER THE ELECTION, Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s chief of staff, appeared before an audience of business executives and laid out an idea that Lawrence H. Summers, Obama’s top economic adviser, later described to me as Rahm’s Doctrine. “You never want a serious crisis … Continue reading Rahm’s Doctrine And Breaking Up The Banks
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Rahm Emanuel reportedly has a doctrine: Never let a serious crisis go to waste. His point is a good one – vested interests usually block change across a wide range of important issues in the US, and a major financial/economic crisis provides an opportunity to bypass or breakthrough those interests in order to introduce meaningful and substantial … Continue reading The Crisis Is Over, And We Wasted It
Tomorrow evening I’m on Bill Maher’s HBO show, as part of a three person panel with Muhammad Yunus and Jon Meacham. Bill runs a wide-ranging discussion covering pretty much anything that’s been in the news over the past week or so. With Muhammad and Jon there, I’m sure we’ll get into issues of ethics and … Continue reading Real Time With Bill Maher, Tomorrow