Monday, March 31, 2014

"The Speed At Which [Teams] Could [Adjust] Would Make Mental Flexibility In Leadership Even More Valuable"

   (Commentary posted by Roger Erickson)

[ ... political and other pressures ... resulted in the appointment to high command in ... of so many mediocre and even incompetent [policy leaders, in all categories].

Why on earth isn't that need - to assess and promote policy agility - considered a truism for economic policy today, and all other policy disciplines?

This is a great read. One of my suggestions as required reading, for every highschool freshman in the country.

For comparison, why the hell didn't Obama just instantly fire and/or force the retirement of every single one of the GORBS*, the day after his inauguration, back in 2009, like half the country fully EXPECTED him to do?

* GORBS = Greenspan, Geithner, Orszak, Rubin, Bernanke, Summers

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