Some another time, this would be funny:
Instead, it's pathetic. Tom Friedman
Now is when we need a president who has the skill, the vision and the courage to ... pull us together as one nation and inspire and enable us to do the one thing we can and must do right now:
When President Bush told us to go shopping after 9/11, he was right.
A commentator at Dean Baker's blog
Friedman's personal fortune is based on his wife's inheritance of a shopping center owner and management company, General Growth Properties, whose share price has fallen from $40 to 40 cents. No wonder he wants people to go shopping.
Bizarre. Friedman is usually quite rational. A pity he's only worrying about his own personal gain.
Too many people have shopped their way into too much personal debt.
And, in some cases, when people can afford a house or a car, they are being turned down for loans by overly-hyper banks.
To paraphrase an old Army saying "Spend it if you've got it, pay off bills if you don't."
Of all the volumes of silliness and apologetics this man has penned, he will not live this one down. He's written his epitaph of his intellectual and moral decadence. It's very Karma-like, I'd say.