Austan Goolsbee, Senator Obama’s senior economic advisor, was on Marketplace this morning talking about Obama’s economic plans. I was a little surprised that he is in favor of “some kind of stimulus,” but I guess right now you can’t be otherwise.
I love the idea of investing in college affordability and work skills and of someone in Obama’s cabinet that is willing to be critical of the loopholes in tax and trade policies for the already massively wealthy (that’s my paraphrase). Go Austan!
Full Disclosure: Austan is my colleague at the American Bar Foundation and one of the funniest people I know though he sounds very serious in this interview.