Well, I am thinking about it, but not getting too far.
But it is hard to discern any movement toward a wholesale rethinking of the dominant role of the market in our society. No one is questioning the impulse to rehabilitate the consumer market as the driver of American commerce. Or to keep commerce as the foundation of American public and private life, even at the cost of rendering other cherished American values–like pluralism, the life of the spirit and the pursuit of (nonmaterial) happiness–subordinate to it.
What Barack Obama has called sacrifice is actually good sense. The costs of bringing our economy to some level of sustainability are well worth it long term. Propping up what we have and encouraging people to buy the same old is the real problem.