Kotlikoff for President!

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Good news! This November you don't have to choose between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, or between Barack Obama and Rick Santorum. There's also Larry Kotlikoff, an economist at Boston University who served on the staff of President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers. Kotlikoff seeks the nomination of the Americans Elect Party, which will have its candidate on the ballot in all fifty states.

Glenn Loury, host of the Glenn Show, has given Kotlikoff his chance to shine. In the three final clips cascading down this page, Kotlikoff discusses his plans for health policy, financial policy, and dealing with Iran. But let's start out with a juicier clip, in which Kotlikoff discusses why presidents are often ill-served by economic advisers, and we hear some memorable characterizations of Larry Summers:



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