Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Inability to solve our problems

Thomas Friedmann has an insightful article today in the NYT. The gist of his argument is that our federal poitical machinery is broken, that we no longer can muster the long range problem solving ability to tackle such problems facing us as dependence on oil (not just dependence on foreign oil).

I think the article is worth a read. While I understand Friedmann's unwillingness to suggest a cause for this situation, but beginning in 1980, with Ronald Reagan's slogan that government IS the problem, it is no wonder that we have this situation. And the market is not going to solve this problem for us. Only one candidate is really discussing this situation and that is Senator Obama.

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