Prof. Eric Lane in Los Angeles Times

With his co-author Michael Oreskes, Eric explains why the Founders were smarter than Alan Greenspan.

In a speech two weeks ago at Georgetown University, Greenspan expressed distress that this turned out not to be true. But he should not have been surprised. A rereading of American History 101 would have reminded him that the framers already went through the same rude awakening about human nature.