False Prophet
A year and a half ago I was so convinced that President Obama would be a transformational figure that I began work on book notes, and registered a domain name, in anticipation of writing a book about the changes I guessed the Obama presidency would wrought. I thought certain that Obama would change America’s place in the world, use the failure of finance capitalism to reassert the rightful place of industrial capitalism and the role of producing value in the economy, while righting our energy policy and rationalizing health care. Eighteen months on, I have to admit to being a false prophet.