What he does: Professor of law, University of California-Berkeley
Where: Kensington, Calif.
“The famous slogan of the 1950s was, ‘what's good for [ticker symbol="GM"]General Motors[/ticker] is good for the country,’ but the current age of global competition has turned this on its head. Right now, ‘what's good for the country is good for General Motors and for the rest of American business.’ The critical need is to maintain the power of educational and scientific institutions and build toward a long term. A permanent sense of short-term emergency is the natural enemy of rational policy.”