Behavioral Economists Control A Sick President
May 2, 2009 • 10:24AM

President Obama "seems prone to giving advice for everyday lives," wrote Peter Baker in today's New York Times. What he doesn't say is that he is actually chronicling the control of the Behavioral Economists over a sick President.

"During the campaign last year, he told Americans to properly inflate their tires and get their cars tuned up to save on energy use.... More recently, Mr. Obama advised Americans not to 'stuff money in their mattresses' out of fear of bank failures. Last month, he held a roundtable discussion to urge Americans to refinance their houses, complete with a Web address. And on Wednesday night, he counselled those worried about a flu outbreak to 'wash your hands' and 'cover your mouth when you cough.' "

On Thursday, he told them, "If you are considering buying a car, I hope it will be an American car.

"I want to remind you," he went on, "that if you decide to buy a Chrysler, your warranty will be safe because it is backed by the United States government."