A Lovely Metaphor  
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

We are biased, but we think this metaphor from Robert Shiller for Pres. Obama’s second term and upcoming State of the Union address is just lovely:

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-image-of-barack-obama-s-second-term-by-robert-j—shiller

Shiller is right that the United States has an inclusivity deficit, which any politician really meaning to build a better society should urgently address. 

We would also add to his list:

So we wonder whether Pres. Obama really intends to work towards making the United States more inclusive on these dimensions?

Article originally appeared on Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson (http://whynationsfail.com/).
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