David Brooks' latest article for the New York Times is about economics and the recent crisis. I am very uncertain about his message, but I thought the last few lines were thought-provoking:
Right now political and economic confidence levels are running in opposite directions. Politically, we're in a season of optimism, but despite a trillion spent and a trillion more about to be, the economic spirit cowers. Mechanistic thinkers on the right and left pose as rigorous empiricists. But empiricism built on an inaccurate view of human nature is just a prison.