I have long admired and respected Robert Reich’s economic opinions. In this brief article he states what many policy makers already intuitively know but cannot or will not say openly: We are unable to return to the economy that we knew since the 1970s. The mechanisms that gave rise to it are gone. It is time to start again with a new kind of economy, one that is economically sustainable and environmentally responsible. The transition will no doubt be acrimonious, painful and long but absolutely necessary. No crisis should be wasted. To put a band-aid on this current system and attempt to continue on as if nothing happened would be more than tragic. It would be morally irresponsible.