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Pot Calls Kettle Risky, Or: The Wit and Wisdom of T. Geithner – Paul Greenberg

09/30/2011

“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.” –Milton Friedman, who was an economist but made sense nevertheless.

 

The succession of American secretaries of the Treasury from Alexander Hamilton to Timothy Geithner is alone enough to raise questions about the Theory of Evolution. For when it comes to secretaries of the Treasury, devolution might be the better term.

Tim Geithner began his tenure at Treasury with the revelation that he hadn’t been paying his taxes, at least not on time. By now he’s gone on to overlooking even bigger things. Like the danger of the federal government’s spending still more, and therefore driving the country even deeper into debt. But that hasn’t stopped him from hectoring other countries about their spendthrift ways.  […]

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