I’ve been digging into some of the novel policy ideas that various presidential camps have been putting out for public viewing. It will take a while to work through these and kick the tires of proposals that I think might appeal to pragmatists and have some chance of of a policy and legislative life.
But as I look under the hood of Obama’s policy shop and see what Obama policy guru Karen Korbluh, former Clinton NEC official Dan Tarullo, and former Treasury Department chief-of-staff Michael Froman have been orchestrating, I’m very impressed.
Also part of the semi-close ring of Obama econ advisers are labor economist Jared Bernstein and Wolfowitz-critic and former World Bank Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz.
I’m going to be writing more on the blog soon about Obama’s “health-care-for-hybrids plan” that I referenced the other day. I’ve learned much more about the proposal since my first reactions to Barack’s interesting speech.
But this piece by Richard Miller and Matthew Benjamin on Obama’s economic wonks is worth a full read.
— Steve Clemons