Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Snipe-hunting 

Are you kidding me? The guy who handled economic policy for the John Kerry campaign is too centrist? Paul Krugman gives Furman's progressive bona fides. On the other hand, The Hill recently placed him firmly in the pro-business wing of the Democratic Party. That might make him just the typical economist that Bryan Caplan describes, "a moderate Democrat who thinks that supply-and-demand governs prices, welcomes foreign competition, and sees the upside of downsizing."

Just the kind of guy labor unions hate.

So which guy -- Furman or Goolsbee -- advised the boss on this interview?

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