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Jason Furman

5 Indicators That Show We Turned a Depression-Like Shock into a Six-Year Expansion

Jason Furman | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Jason Furman

Decisive policy response helped the economy return to growth only six months after the President took office and made the United States among the first advanced economies to recover its pre-crisis output per capita. Today, those economic indicators that had collapsed in early 2009 have surged above pre-crisis levels and continue to improve:​

An Afternoon With Jason Furman and Larry Summers

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Patrick Daniel

At last month's JFK Jr. Forum, Jason Furman, who served in President Obama's administration eight months before it was formed, talked with Larry Summers, former President of Harvard and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, in a fireside chat on the current state and future of the U.S. economy.

Full Employment for Blue Collar Men

Paul A. London | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Paul A. London

I am reading "Daniel Patrick Moynihan, A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary" edited by Steven Weisman. It is a good title because Moynihan was indeed a visionary.

Enslavement of the Middle Class

Harlan Green | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

It is the ideology of austerity that has prevailed in the U.S. at least since the 1980s, and Paul Krugman says is putting Europe into its Second Great Depression.

Kate Sheppard

White House Touts 'All-Of-The-Above' Energy Ahead Of Carbon Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The White House seems acutely aware of the coming fight over soon-to-be-released federal rules on greenhouse gas emissions from power ...

Obama's Top Economist Takes Issue With Piketty

New York Times | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

The French economist Thomas Piketty’s book on the future of inequality is the buzz of the economics world this season. Now President Obama’s chief...

White House Has Optimistic Growth Forecast For 2014 And 2015

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal and Will Dunham WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - The White House on Monday forecast more robust economic growth in ...

The New Attitude of Generation "Y" and Obamacare: Washington/ Houston, We Have a Problem

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

Our hope for each American generation has always been to leave them better off and pick up the ball and run with our country. But are we providing these new generation warriors the proper models of the American way? The answer is a resounding, "No."

Plays That Sound the Sirens: Of Human, Global and Political Tolls

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

This week bore witness to a variety of global crises, some brewing, others resolved. Even so, their urgency was punctuated by heavy-hitting players and high-friction plays.

Sam Stein

Obama Adviser Tells The Super-Rich To Have Some Perspective | Sam Stein | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The hysteria of the nation's wealthiest appeared to hit a crescendo this past week when Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tom Perkins co...

Obama To Nominate New Chief Economist

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

(Updates with reaction, background) By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to appoin...

Sam Stein

Top Obama Economic Aide: Social Security Reform Not A Part Of Discussion On Fiscal Future | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lost amid the budget battles in Congress and the anti-union legislation being considered in several states has been the White House's de...

After Summers, Which Path Will the President Take?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Now that Larry Summers is leaving, the president has a decision to make that will send a signal about the next two years of economic policy. That signal can restore consumer confidence and reinvigorate the electorate, or it can lead to even more discouragement and despair. This week unnamed administration officials floated the idea of naming a corporate executive to the position. That's a trial balloon that should be punctured immediately.

SIMON JOHNSON Choosing The Next Budget Director

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Earlier this week, Peter Orszag resigned from his cabinet position as director of the Office of Management and Budget. The Washington Post put out one...

After the Hamilton Project

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

In 2006 Robert Rubin and his allies created the Hamilton Project to formulate a Democratic agenda. It was a brilliant tactical move, but unfortunately, financial reform was not on this agenda.

Is Truth the Next Casualty in the White House's Push For the Senate Bill?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Policy experts are free to represent their Administration. But, like generals testifying before Congress, I believe they also have a responsibility to lay the facts out fully before the American people.

Seizing the "Obama Moment:" Which Side Are We On?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

We must realize that while elections are important, constant pressure against both parties has always been the only force that makes real progress.

Jason, We Hardly Knew Ye

Bob Greenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Greenstein

Does Jason Furman, the Obama campaign's new economic policy coordinator, really favor privatizing Social Security and cutting corporate taxes? Nonsense.

Jason Furman: Ex-Knife Juggler Turned Obama Econ Adviser

New York Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the new economic policy director on Senator Obama's presidential bid, Jason Furman will have to juggle the competing demands of labor leaders, corp...

Jason Furman And Barack Obama

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Furman as chief economic adviser tells us little about Obama economics but much about Obama. Furman is young and smart and he actually told the press that "Bush has had some bad luck with the economy."

Thomas B. Edsall

Obama Moves To The Center | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama faces the difficult task of shifting his message away from the primary electorate to general election voters, while avoiding angering the...

Union Critical Of Obama's Top Economic Aide, Slams "Rubinomics"

The New York Times | LOUIS UCHITELLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Acting quickly after securing his party's presidential nomination, Barack Obama picked a well-known representative of Bill Clinton's economic policies...

Obama's New Economic Director Sparks Debate

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has announced his new campaign director of economic policy, Jason Furman, and already the decision is causing a bit of debate among progr...