Some Games Are Zero-Sum, Mr. President

Richard Eskow

Turning conflicts of interest into “win/win” situations can be a form of brilliance. Pretending those conflicts don’t exist can be a form of indifference. That’s why it was troubling to hear the President say today that financial reform “is not a zero sum game where Wall Street loses and Main Street wins. As we’ve learned in today’s economy, we’re all connected.” True – but a connection can either be a lifeline or the rope that drags you down.

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