…whose most exotic fantasies involve G.A.O. reports, but deep down, I have dreams,” wrote David Brooks.
In his column, he delivered the money quote of the week for me: “Walking into the Obama White House of my dreams will be like walking into the Gates Foundation. The people there will be ostentatiously pragmatic and
data-driven. They’ll hunt good ideas like venture capitalists. They’ll have no faith in all-powerful bureaucrats issuing edicts from the center. Instead, they’ll use that language of decentralized networks, bottom-up reform and scalable innovation.”