A Sign Tom Friedman Has Jumped the Shark

This is his idea of a solution to our current economic crisis:

I wake up every morning hoping to read this story: “President Obama announced today that he had invited the country’s 20 leading bankers, 20 leading industrialists, 20 top market economists and the Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate to join him and his team at Camp David. ‘We will not come down from the mountain until we have forged a common, transparent strategy for getting us out of this banking crisis,’ the president said, as he boarded his helicopter.”

This kind of plutocracy is one of the reasons we've stumbled into such a crisis.

Today, the things that work are done out in the open, not in isolation, at the top of a mountain.

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