Following the farewell speech of peevish genius Larry Summers, the outgoing chief of the National Economic Council, President Barack Obama got together with billionaire buddies Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to talk about philanthropy and, also, how to fix the horrible economy.
“During the visit, they also discussed ideas for growing the economy and making America more competitive including investment in education to better prepare the next generation and investing in innovative areas with opportunity for growth,” the White House said in a statement.
Investment in education and investing in innovative areas? That sounds so simple — makes you wonder why we haven’t tried it yet. Maybe because those are empty platitudes.
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