Every Sunday morning I sit down with the NY Times and quickly move to the Business Section to read the latest from Ben Stein – we may not agree on many things, but his analysis of the current economy is usually spot to me!
In the January 11, 2009 column entitled “Ordinary People vs. Extraordinary Problems” which contains the title line of this post.
He says of members of the Obama administration: “…they are just human beings, albeit in some cases human beings with glowing résumés. I do not see the supermen and superwomen. They do not have the gift of foresight. They have never been in a situation like this, at least not exactly. There is simply no good reason to believe they will get it right except by trial and error, turning the tumblers until the safe eventually opens. The problems we face now are so large that they humble the average and the above average and even the very much above average.”
Read the entire column: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/business/11every.html