Business: I'm a Cardless Person

Faced with that future, Featherless fights back

Just before Jimmy Carter met last week with auto industry leaders, TIME Contributor John Skow received a phone call from his friend Featherless, the pundit who wants the Democrats to nominate Franklin Delano Roosevelt and argues that, given the rest of the field, no one will notice that he is dead. Featherless had an equally practical proposal for solving two economic problems—the nation's and his own.

"I 've got it all figured out," said Feathlerless, in a voice that rang with self-approval.

"Yorgumfoom?" I said, yawning heavily, because it...

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