Crisis and Opportunity

By Chris Good

A Democratic political strategist points out that the phrase "never waste a good crisis" might constitute a talking point for the new administration. Clinton used it Friday in Brussels to express how economic rebuilding presented an opportunity for green infrastructure; Rahm Emanuel stressed in November that "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste," arguing that the economic crisis would force (or present the opportunity for) the administration to address a broad array of issues.

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