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I keep wondering what other perspectives are being considered by Obama...or is he just going on his faith in these particular experts?
"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
Stiglitz would be a great advisor, but he admits being too outspoken for a government worker...
Stiglitz moved to Washington in March 1992 to join the Clinton Administration, first as a member, and then as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, in which capacity he also served as a member of the cabinet. He became deeply involved in environmental issues, which included serving on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and helping draft a new law for toxic wastes (which was never passed).
That is not censorship.
Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
Having the whole proceeding broadcast on CSPAN would be icing on the cake. Obama could demonstrably fulfill his pledge to "seek a wide range of opinions" and the country could have the confidence that at least all serious options and opinions had been considered.
"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
man, that irks...
shades of bushie yes-men. tightlipped bureaucrats only need apply.
we have to evolve governments that encourage candid participancy. this smacks so of apparat.
'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
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