Michael Lind on Obama listen03/06/09 Mitch E. Perry
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As the stock market continues its downward spiral, some conservative critics are blaming President Obama, not yet in office 6 weeks yet.
In an opinion piece in todayâ€™s Wall Street Journal called â€œObamaâ€™s radicalism is Killing the Dow,â€ Stanford University Economics Professor Michael J. Boskin writes that the Wall Street sell-off is a product in part of the realization that our new presidentâ€™s policies are designed to radically re-engineer the market-based U.S. economy, not just mitigate the recession and financial crises.
Other conservatives have been equally damning. But a former conservative thinks just the opposite.
Michael Lind is a fellow at the new American Foundation. In an article written today on Salon.Com, Lind accuses Barack Obama of being too timid in his prescriptions. And he says itâ€™s absurd to blame the economyâ€™s downfall on the president.
Lind is the author of 14 books on political theory and history. His essay on â€œObamaâ€™s Timid Liberalismâ€ can be found on Salon.com.