Tuesday, March 17, 2009

We Will Not Become Europe

David Brooks a very gifted Opinion writer for the NY Times shares his thoughts on how America will never stray too far from our consumer, capitalistic nature, for better or worse.

Here is a quote:

Washington is temporarily at the center of the nation’s economic gravity and a noncommercial administration holds sway. This is an administration that has many lawyers and academics but almost no businesspeople in it, let alone self-made entrepreneurs. The president speaks passionately about education and health care reform, but he is strangely aloof from the banking crisis and displays no passion when speaking about commercial drive and success.

But if there is one thing we can be sure of, this pause will not last. The cultural DNA of the past 400 years will not be erased. The pendulum will swing hard. The gospel of success will recapture the imagination.

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