...maybe the NEC is the right place for Summers after all: he gets to be interested in lots of things -- something he's very good at -- without taking responsibility for running the economy. The big question is whether the rest of Obama's economic team -- Geithner, Volcker, Romer, and the rest -- are going to be able to get a look-in even as the enormous Summers ego fills up most of the West Wing. If he crowds them out -- and there's every indication that he's doing just that -- he might end up doing more harm than good.
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