Tuesday, May 28, 2013

BREAKING: President Obama to Name Jason Furman as Next Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers



Furman is a Robert Rubin insider. Wikipedia points out:
He graduated from The Dalton School in 1988. In 1996, while he was a graduate student at Harvard, Furman was hired by economist Joseph Stiglitz to serve a one-year stint as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy in the Clinton Administration and on staff of the Council of Economic Advisers. He later worked with Stiglitz at the World Bank. Furman was involved to varying degrees with the Presidential campaigns of Al Gore and General Wesley Clark. In 2004, he took a position as Director of Economic Policy for the John Kerry Presidential campaign in 2004. 
Furman received an MSc from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Also at Harvard, Furman earned a bachelor's in social studies and a master's in government. He has worked with former Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.

In recent years, Furman has worked as a budget expert at the Brookings Institution. There, he directed the Hamilton Project, an economic policy research group founded by Rubin.

According to Wikipedia, his hobbies include juggling.

He's not all bad, unions hate him and he looks favorably on WalMart,

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