Europe doesn't just have a debt problem. It has a banking and growth problem. And leaders must recognize this as not just a Greek or Irish emergency, but a European crisis that needs cooperative, comprehensive solutions.
Anyone who's ever waited at the Post Office, applied for a driver's license, or filled out a tax return knows that government is no model for efficiency.
To his credit, Gordon Brown cut his teeth through left-wing activism. Nick Clegg and David Cameron were groomed as professional political managers, insulated from the people.
Britons are shaking their heads at how 8 inches ground one of the world's busiest cities to a halt.