Pinball—Competing Economic Aspirations

Originally Published in the Korea Times; September 11, 2008

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President-elect Obama will set a new pace for the United States and for people around the world. In light of the many expectations tied to the campaign, it helps to think about competing values when it comes to their implementation.

The economic problems confronting the global economy will not disappear for the new administration. However, there will be a sense of change. Having a new team in place, with new policies yet to be formulated, is like scratching off the barnacles from the hull of a ship.

Movement will likely be faster, more flexible, ...

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