reply to post by jam321
Considering Senator Obama has said he would like a collection of different views and perspectives to offer input into his decision making process I am
not taken aback by a single advisor having expressed unpopular views and don't think we can instantaneously make the leap and paint Obama with the
brush of a single advisors view on a given topic ...ditto for McCain's economic advisors...and he has some odd ducks as well.
A few more Obama Economic policy advisors:
Jason Furman (director of economy policy)
Austan Goolsbee (senior economic policy advisor), University of Chicago tax policy expert
Karen Kornbluh (policy director)
David Cutler, Harvard health policy expert
Jeff Liebman, Harvard welfare expert source
Michael Froman, Citigroup executive
Daniel Tarullo, Georgetown law professor
David Romer, Berkeley macroeconomist
Christina Romer, Berkeley economic historian
Richard Thaler, University of Chicago behavioral finance expert
Robert Rubin, former Treasury Secretary
Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary
Alan Blinder, former Vice-chairman of the Federal Reserve
Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Institute labor economist
James Galbraith, University of Texas macroeconomist
Paul Volcker, Chairman of the Federal Reserve 1979-1987
Laura Tyson, Berkeley international economist, Bill Clinton economic advisor
Robert Reich, Berkeley public policy professor, former Secretary of Labor
Peter Henry, Stanford international economist
Gene Sperling, former White House economic adviser
Here is a disparaging list of some of McCain's Economic Advisors...
The nit picking and back and forth over career specifics of Economic Advisors could go on forever.
And then there is Phil Gramm
Jamie ...Lets just assume McCain and Obama have selected a wide variety of economic advisors to better their objective decision process.
Otherwise we can start the back and forth on this minutia and I'll dig into McCain economic policy staff, but really...there are better things to