Another reason to love Leonard – even when he messes up, he delights
when I discovered to my horror that a terrific interview I conducted this morning with Simon Johnson, the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund and prominent critic of the Obama administration’s efforts to solve the financial crisis, was effectively untranscribable, due to a user-generated error. As in: I screwed up. To make matters worse, I had almost nothing in the way of notes to fall back upon, because Johnson is a very fast speaker.
No biggie — just a trenchant conversation about the most important economic issue of the day with an extraordinarily articulate and intelligent man. Excuse me while I go jump off a cliff.