Further reading

Post-crisis economic policies. Edmund Phelps, Center on Capitalism and Society

Replace Rahm Emanuel (and Larry Summers). Leslie Gelb, Daily Beast. Interesting, though not entirely convincing. The fearsome four (Emanuel, Axelrod, Gibbs, Jarrett) sure have a case to answer. (I think Gibbs is a disaster.) But whether Obama’s troubles are their fault or his is debatable. He decides how to use them, and whether to listen to others. The piece says Summers has to go, but fails to say why. My guess is that Obama should have paid more attention, not less, to Summers.

Possibility of a Republican Senate. Sean Trende, RCP

Time for Financial Reform Plan C. Alan Blinder, WSJ

Clive Crook’s blog

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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