The Pottery Barn Rule

Wall Street & "The Pottery Barn Rule"

Earthquake on Wall Street You break it, you own it. –Thomas L. Friedman, “The Pottery Barn Rule” Supposedly coined by Friedman in a 2003 Op-Ed piece, the “it” he was referring to at the time was Iraq. His warning: if the U.S. goes into Iraq and bungles it — it will bear responsibility for the...
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