I question whether America is more innovative now than it was in the 1950s and 1960s, when our safety net was stronger and unions were able to bargain for living wages.
Rahm Emanuel is leaving, David Axelrod might be on his way out, Larry Summers will be gone by the fall, and Peter Orszag has already moved on.
Peter Orszag, the White House budget director, has been touting President Obama’s proposed 2010 budget as a plan that would set America on a path to economic recovery. Meanwhile, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has been deriding the proposal as attempt to “redistribute wealth,” a plan that would create neither wealth nor jobs. So when it comes to policy, they’re all but on different planets; but when it comes to appearance, these Members of the Tribe look like they could have shared a womb.