Advice for Obama?
In a matter of hours, President-elect Obama will start holding transition meetings that he’s been planning for months. There are obviously a lot of issues to address, matters of great substance and important issues of style as well. I thought the McCain concession speech and Obama victory speech both set a very positive tone; but now comes the hard part.
So what do you suggest? If you had a seat at one of the tables where Obama will be meeting over the next days and weeks, what would be some of your suggestions for how he should shape his administration, address the economic mess, consider the energy future, engage the global community, and so on and so forth?
Feel free to float ideas that are general or specific, from personnel to philosophy. Also, what are some things to avoid?
Maybe we will cull the 10 best ideas and pass them along as a Bill of Suggestions from the Freakonomics readership.