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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Robert Wright is the author of, most recently, the New York Times bestseller The Evolution of God and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic. More

Wright is also a fellow at the New America Foundation and editor in chief of Bloggingheads.tv. His other books include Nonzero, which was named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book in 2000 and included on Fortune magazine's list of the top 75 business books of all-time. Wright's best-selling book The Moral Animal was selected as one of the ten best books of 1994 by The New York Times Book Review.Wright has contributed to The Atlantic for more than 20 years. He has also contributed to a number of the country's other leading magazines and newspapers, including: The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Time, and Slate, and the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Financial Times. He is the recipient of a National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism and his books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

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