Thomas Friedman, ultrawealthy mouthpiece for other ultrawealthy people, much less wealthy now, so maybe he is talking sense

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Friedman has never struck me as anything more than a dolt. So it has frightened me that progressive-minded people have been so excited that he has said some things that aren't stupid, like that we need to find non-fossil sources of energy. (Saying that in 2008, rather than 1958, is not what I consider opinion leading.) But maybe he is freed from advocating the narrow, near-sighted, and dangerous world-view of the ultra-rich elite because perhaps he isn't one of them anymore:

http://www.tinyrevolution.com/mt/archives/002698.html

Thomas, welcome to the masses!

(Also: I knew he was stupidly wealthy, but I didn't realize that at least in part he married into it!)