Came accross two really interesting articles over on The American Prospect recently.
In Game Changer, Robert Kuttner talks about Presdiential leadership. I think that ClassicLiberal made some very good points in he comment to my last post, even though I think he's being WAAAY too pessimistic. ;) While I disagree with his overall assessment, I DO hope that President Obama considers some of the things that Mr. Kuttner talks about here. His greatest gift is charisma, which is to say, "leadership," so it's high time he started LEADING.
In Don't Wait for Reform, Robert Riech demonstrates that, once again, we don't need new laws so much as we need to start enforcing the ones we have. This is true of MANY issues, but it appears particularly apt for banking reform. Since the best talent that industry has is for playing "hide the salami" with their protfolios and balance sheets, new laws will be irrelevant without strong enforment. And strong enforcement of Sarbox might actually be enough.
Anyway, I enjoyed these, so I thought I'd share.