So much for hope and change.
Obama’s Original Sin
The President’s Failure to Demand a Reckoning From the Moneyed Interests Who Brought the Economy Down
New York Magazine
July 3, 2011
After 9/11, Rudy Giuliani went on Saturday Night Live to give New Yorkers permission to laugh again. But Mayor Bloomberg never did tell us when we could resume conspicuous consumption after the crash of 2008. And so, as we stumble through the second year of the official “recovery,” it’s been an improvisational return to high-end carousing in Manhattan.