Obama loses his compass
WASHINGTON — Austan Goolsbee, who just announced he will step down as President Obama’s top economist, tells the story of a flight he once took from St. Louis to Chicago that got caught in a towering thunderstorm.
The jet pitched and dove. Drinks flew. Lights went out. No reassuring announcement came from the cockpit. In front of Goolsbee, an older woman seated next to a teenager began screaming: “We’re gonna die! We’re gonna die!”
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