Who is Alan B. Krueger?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Alan Krueger shakes hands with President Obama, after Obama nominated him to be the next chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers on August 29, 2011 at the White House. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

President Obama announced his choice for the new head of the Council of Economic Advisers: Princeton University professor Alan B. Krueger. The 50-year-old most recently served as chief economist for the United States Treasury — those credentials might make for a quick Congressional approval.

Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times, speaks about Krueger and his qualifications for this high-profile job.

Comments [1]

sbanicki

Unless Obama has the courage to stand up to thr right and advocate investing in our future, it does not matter who he appoints.

If we ignore the fact that we have high unemployment, we still need to repair our infrastructure, upgrade education, modernize airports, upgrade the internet, drill for oil, find alternative sources of energy.and more. We need to do these things for our "general welfare".

We need to invest in the above for our future. The question is do we do it now or later. It seems to me we do it now. Interest rates are low and our workforce is underutilized.

What are we waiting for? http://freeourfreemarkets.org

Aug. 30 2011 11:19 AM

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