Biden Hires A Progressive Economist

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Friday, December 05, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Building on Laura’s recent piece about progressives finding a foothold in the Obama White House — if not necessarily the administration as a whole — Joe Biden just announced his chief economics adviser will be the progressive Jared Bernstein of the progressive Economic Policy Institute. No one really knows what sort of influence the Vice President’s econ guy will have on economic policy, but Matthew Yglesias comments:

At a minimum, if the president wants to get someone on the phone who’ll criticize Summers/Geithner from the left they’ll know where to call.

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