In business, it’s one thing to be bad at a job that has to exist, or to be good at a job that doesn’t need to exist, but it’s hard to justify keeping a worker who is bad at a job that shouldn’t exist. On a slightly related note, that’s kind of how I feel about
Austan Gooslbee is the former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Obama. He is currently the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. His earlier email interview with the Observer can be found here.
Neera Tanden is the President of the Center for American Progress. Before working at the Center, she was the policy director for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and the domestic policy director for President Obama’s 2008 campaign.
Kenyon shelled out thousands of dollars to have Robert Putnam launch the busiest day of CSAD’s biennial conference on Thursday, and ultimately, that was money well spent. Putnam offered a charismatic mix of anecdotal and quantitative evidence, but most importantly, he demonstrated genuine enthusiasm for solving the problem of economic inequality during a conference where
Ross Douthat is a columnist at the New York Times and was formerly a senior editor at the Atlantic. He is the author of multiple books, including Grand New Party and Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin is a former director of the Congressional Budget Office and served as chief economic adviser to John McCain during his 2008 presidential campaign.