Edward L. Glaeser
Candidates quibble over size of government, but what US needs is quality
Mitt Romney and President Obama have turned the presidential election into an argument about big versus small government. Obama dons the mantle of government-expanding FDR, while Romney tries to be Reaganesque. They both have points, but their argument misses our real need: public competence that will vastly improve schools, efficiently target infrastructure needs, and reduce health care costs.