"I have always been a strong believer in the power of the free market."
—President Barack Obama in a speech proposing new financial regulations, September 14
"We haven't had the potent combination of a serious crisis and a clear progressive democratic mandate for change since the 1930s. We use this opportunity or we lose it."
—Naomi Klein, whose 2007 bestseller The Shock Doctrine condemns free market economists for taking advantage of "large-scale crises" to push through their agenda, writing in The Progressive, August
"If you want to have a debate, have a debate. If you want to lie to people, well, get a radio show, I guess."
—Air America radio show host Ron Reagan, arguing that right-wing radio and TV broadcasts have misled Americans about the Obama administration's health care plan, CNN, August 10