Kotlikoff for President!

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:



Health policy:


Financial Policy:


Iran:


Presented by

Robert Wright is the author of The Evolution of God and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. James Hamblin turns to a colleague for advice.

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

Video

Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

More in Politics

Just In