Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

In the Times: Blyth Describes Public's Disillusion

July 20, 2010

The American public is suffering a crisis of confidence as it watches long-running debate over financial regulatory reform and the slow-motion solution of the BP oil spill, according to the New York Times’ Week in Review last Sunday.  “There’s this feeling in both cases that you were forced to watch them make sausages for several months,” Watson Faculty Fellow Mark Blyth said in an interview.