Heard the author in an interview on Terry Gross's Fresh Air - - she sounded typical of the mediocrities which abounded in the Obama Administration. She believed President Obama to be a grand fellow, and actually suggested the Timothy Geithner - - now with the oldest private equity/leveraged buyout firm in America, Warburg Pincus - - brought gravitas to his position as secretary of the US Treasury, due to his previous position as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which rather completely ignores the fact that Geithner was there when $8.7 billion of Iraqi oil funds went missing, supposed to have been kept on account at the FRBNY, and said Iraqi oil funds contract managed by Timmy Geithner's BFF, Daniel Zelikow, in his position as a managing director at JP Morgan Chase Bank. Funny how that works out like that. Also ignores the salient fact that Geithner, as head of the FRBNY, fired Prof. Schiller [author of Irrational Exuberance], a long-time advisor to the FRBNY, when Schiller suggested that their mortgage finance model should include the function of a shrinking housing costs scenario, as opposed to ONLY a raising housing costs scenario! Prof. Schiller was replaced with Peterson Institute stooge, Catherine Mann [is she the sister-in-law of Sen. Elizabeth Warren????] who speciously claimed that for every American job offshored, two jobs magically appeared here!?!?!