Obama said it’s the risktakers, the doers, the makers of things that are responsible for our current prosperity (and we are still the most prosperous society). He said “we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and start rebuilding America.” He talked about government programs needing to be analysed for whether they work. And he said the markets may be unmatched for generating wealth, but
“this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control. The nation cannot prosper along when it favors only the prosperous.” And he used terms like “humility and restraint.”
Oh dear: At lunch Kennedy, who looked very ill just after the inauguration, went into convulsions and was taken to the hospital.
The parade has been delayed. I used to love that parade! The last one I went to, though, was very frustrating: I saw the Ronald Reagan mega-celebration.