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Wed Aug 17, 2016, 04:39 AM

 

I like this. Clinton taps inequality expert Boushey as her transition team’s chief economist

Inequality expert Heather Boushey has been named the chief economist of Hillary Clinton’s transition team, the Clinton campaign said Tuesday.

Boushey is currently the executive director and chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, as well as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. According to the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Boushey researches economic inequality and public policy, employment and social policy, and family economic well-being.

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/clinton-taps-inequality-expert-boushey-as-her-transition-teams-chief-economist-2016-08-16


A bit more about Ms. Boushey:

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Boushey was born in Seattle and grew up in Mukilteo, Washington.[4] She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research and her B.A. from Hampshire College.

She was formerly a Senior Economist with the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee and before that, with the Center for Economic and Policy Research and the Economic Policy Institute. Her work focuses on the U.S. labor market, social policy, and work and family issues. Boushey’s work ranges from examinations of current trends in the U.S. labor market and how families balance work and child care needs to how young people have fared in today’s economy and health insurance coverage. She has testified before the U.S. Congress and authored numerous reports and commentaries on issues affecting working families, including the implications of the 1996 welfare reform. She is a co-author of The State of Working America 2002–3 and Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Families.

Boushey is a Research Affiliate with the National Poverty Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and on the editorial review board of WorkingUSA and the Journal of Poverty. Her work has appeared in Dollars & Sense, In These Times, and New Labor Forum, and peer-reviewed journals, including Review of Political Economy and National Women’s Studies Association Journal.

On March 31, 2007, Boushey married Todd Tucker,[1] formerly research director of the Global Trade Watch division of Public Citizen, who specializes in the legal, economic. and political consequences of trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Boushey

I like this appointment a lot. Kudos to HRC.

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rogerashton Aug 2016 #1
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cali Aug 2016 #4
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bettyellen Aug 2016 #6
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MineralMan Aug 2016 #13

Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 06:22 AM

1. It's a good move.

Boushey is new to me but the Center for Equitable Growth, a relatively new thinktank if I am not mistaken, has become a center for the ideas of people like Piketty, Saez, Zucman and Atkinson, research giants in the economics of inequality. On the other side, it is easy to see how she and Hillary will be sympatico.

http://equitablegrowth.org/person/heather-boushey/

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Response to rogerashton (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 06:24 AM

2. I think it's interesting who her husband is. Public Citizen has been leading the fight against the

 

TPP for years.

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 06:28 AM

3. Didn't notice that.

Is it wrong of me not to think her husband is very important?

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Response to rogerashton (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 07:43 AM

4. No. Certainly not wrong. Just a factoid that may or may not be of interest.

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 08:58 AM

5. K&R!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 10:32 AM

6. Good sign. I always thought if the people's will was there she would go there.

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 17, 2016, 10:46 AM

7. Approve. Not an Establishment choice. n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 10:40 AM

8. kick for forests and trees.

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 11:03 AM

9. I'm glad to see that you approve.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 11:04 AM

10. Uff da!

 

How inconsequential, in other words. Your approval or disapproval or utter indifference.

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Response to cali (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 11:25 AM

11. My approval is equivalent to yours, cali.

I agreed with you, and yet you snark. I made a positive reply to your post, and yet you mischaracterize it.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 11:27 AM

12. If so, I apologize. However, there have been so many times that you have snarked in response

 

to any comment of mine, that I no longer take what you say at face value.

I think I'll simply say goodbye. Our exchanges are pointless.

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Response to cali (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 11:28 AM

13. Sometimes I agree with you. Sometimes I do not.

Just read my words. You can't discern my meaning, since you do not know me. This time, I agree with you.

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