Report from a far-away capital

David Brooks at his best:

zeros have lost their meanings. The amount of consideration once devoted to a proposal costing $3 billion is now devoted to a proposal costing $300 billion. Americans have entered the age of budgetary infinity. . . .

Your humble ambassador has heard analysts casually tick off the elements of the Obama plan: enact the largest infrastructure project in 50 years, initiate the broadest tax cut in history, reorganize 14 percent of the American economy, replace the carbon-based economy with a renewable-energy economy, restructure the auto industry, perhaps even rescue the Detroit Lions.

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