Alan Blinder is certainly not the worst violation of my sense of ethics, but I have to transcend my human proclivities and swallow my sense of grandeur: someone used public office to, at some point, profit from the public.
There is disagreement and confusion over the Iran question amongst the Europeans and the great powers. The Israelis are unshakable in their opinion that Tehran strives for the immediate production of nuclear bombs.
Even before this crisis, the global economic system was already failing half of God's children -- three billion people living on less than $2 per day. Now is the time to bring them in and include them in the global economy.