Monday, November 24, 2008

The dog that failed to bark in the night

As the disappointments come thick and fast, it would be tedious to list them all. But this one is worth mentioning because, being an offense of omission, it's likely to escape notice in most commentary:

President-elect Obama today made public the choices for his administration's "economic team." What sort of signal does it send that a Secretary of Labor was not among them?

Capital seems more than adequately represented.

Update: 4:30 pm, 10 December - The implicit disrespect shown for labor's role in setting economic policy can't be undone. But the appointment of Mary Beth Maxwell as Secretary of Labor would please me no end.

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At 5:55 AM, November 25, 2008, Blogger Mimi said...

Don't you understand? He's one of THEM. Re-read "1984" and see again "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."


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