The Devil’s Greatest Trick is Convincing You He Doesn’t Exist

Felix Salmon (26 Sep 2012):

[Secretary of the Treasury and former leaders of the FRB of New York Timmeh] Geithner just isn’t that Machiavellian: his biggest weakness is that he isn’t political enough, rather than that he’s some kind of master puppeteer.

Brad DeLong (24 Nov 2009):

Geithner is where he is because for thirty years everyone who has dealt with Tim…has found that when Tim is on your side, you tend to win.

If Niccolò himself had been as good at “the business of government” as Timmeh is, The Prince would never have been written.

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