We have a jobs crisis, an infrastructure crisis, a health care cost crisis, a pensions crisis, an education crisis and a climate crisis. That's a good half dozen areas of focus that by their nature demand long term approaches, not short-termism.
The nature of 21st century international economic competition writ large is not about who can become the most laissez faire capitalist but who can forge optimal bi-sectoralist policy-market synergies.
The summer is over, the storm (Irene) has passed; however we are left worse off with a slumping economy (joined by Europe), a frustrated electorate, a seemingly dysfunctional political structure and scarred investors. Its time to reset.
We're the Bi-Sectoralists. One from the private sector of global finance and markets, one from the public sector of foreign policy. We're tired of the "you're the problem -- no, you are" finger pointing between the public and private sectors. Both are.