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    Renowned French economist to join Obama’s team

    France’s Esther Duflo, a world renowned economist, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to join a government body dedicated to advising the administration on global development policy.


    Called the Global Development Council, the group was founded by Obama in 2010 to help shape US development efforts abroad.


    While Duflo’s nomination will likely be viewed with a sense of pride in France, it comes as Obama’s leadership continues to be dogged by unflattering comparisons in the media to European-style socialism. Just Friday, the cover of financial news magazine The Economist depicted Obama wearing a beret, red neckerchief and a striped mariner shirt, under a headline that read “America turns European”. The article criticised the country’s recent fiscal-cliff deal as “lousy”, saying its mismanagement bore striking similarities to the “mess in the euro zone”.

    French daily Le Monde once awarded her its “Best French Young Economist Prize”, and in 2009,...

    Renowned French economist to join Obama
    ROTFLOL... A Madame responsible for spending our money. How quaint.

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    Re: Renowned French economist to join Obama’s team

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    ROTFLOL... A Madame responsible for spending our money. How quaint.

    Did you read the article? This person is looking into the US in Europe and what we can do to help there.

    Too bad you missed it.

    France’s Esther Duflo, a star economist who was once named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to help shape US global development policy.
    Policy...ONLY.
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    Re: Renowned French economist to join Obama’s team

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Did you read the article? This person is looking into the US in Europe and what we can do to help there.

    Too bad you missed it.



    Policy...ONLY.
    I am less interested in us helping Europe and more interested in us helping ourselves, but I am selfish that way but hey, one person's recession is another's way of trying to avoid their failures at home.

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    Re: Renowned French economist to join Obama’s team

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Did you read the article? This person is looking into the US in Europe and what we can do to help there.

    Too bad you missed it.



    Policy...ONLY.
    I read the article... since when have we cut spending?

    What i$ policy? What doe$ policy require? We know "Obama'$ "policie$" ha$ co$t u$ 6 trillion little green one$. Now we have Madame Monique Economique to help "spread our wealth around".
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    Re: Renowned French economist to join Obama’s team

    Europe's economy collapses, the world's collapses. The Eurozone is the second largest economy in the world. Just letting it spiral into its eventual doom is a bit dim witted. Seeing as Europe hasn't been able to solve this problem yet, looking elsewhere for help is natural when you can't do it yourself.
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    Re: Renowned French economist to join Obama’s team

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Europe's economy collapses, the world's collapses. The Eurozone is the second largest economy in the world. Just letting it spiral into its eventual doom is a bit dim witted. Seeing as Europe hasn't been able to solve this problem yet, looking elsewhere for help is natural when you can't do it yourself.
    Then maybe Europe should step away from the Socialism table, and start to do the things that don't take our money with the accompanying flushing sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Then maybe Europe should step away from the Socialism table, and start to do the things that don't take our money with the accompanying flushing sound.
    Socialist policies did not cause the crisis, economic downturn and subsequent poor action on the part of governments did. Most European countries where fine with their policies before 2008.
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    Re: Renowned French economist to join Obama’s team

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Socialist policies did not cause the crisis, economic downturn and subsequent poor action on the part of governments did. Most European countries where fine with their policies before 2008.
    Sure it did....But I don't expect you to come to reality on that point.
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    Re: Renowned French economist to join Obama’s team

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Socialist policies did not cause the crisis, economic downturn and subsequent poor action on the part of governments did. Most European countries where fine with their policies before 2008.
    *cough* Bloated Public Workforce *cough* Structural Deficit Spending *cough* Loss of Investor Confidence Resulting From #1 and #2 *cough*

    AKA...euro-socialism WORKS!!!

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