When I talk about things that I hope are hit by meteors, I sometimes forget to mention the Aspen Ideas Festival. That’s an oversight on my part. Steve Clemons has some solid coverage of VSPs (David Gergen, Niall Ferguson, Mort Zuckerman) fear-mongering about debt (I couldn’t make it very far through this clip but what I saw was pretty awful):
I don’t know if this is snark or what but I like it:
As Niall Ferguson was racing out — mouthing from the stage to Pom and Fiji Water entrepreneur Lynda Resnick that he just couldn’t do dinner with her and Barbra Streisand that night — to get to London to give a talk at St. Paul’s Cathedral titled “‘Men, Money and Morality: How Can Trust in Banking Be Restored”, I asked him whether he had any concern about a 1937 redux.