Think Nobody in the White House Knows How to Explain Economic Policy?

By James Fallows

That's what I have often feared. Here's an exception. Austan Goolsbee, new head of the Council of Economic Advisers, with a visual aid to explain the difference between the Republican and Democratic proposals for extending the Bush-era tax cuts:

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That's a static screen shot; embedded player with his full two-minute presentation from the White House site, below.

See web-only content:
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/09/think-nobody-in-the-white-house-knows-how-to-explain-economic-policy/63844/

One way to look at it: what has taken so long? Another way: at least they're starting now. UPDATE: I see that the Atlantic's Derek Thompson has a somewhat different view of this presentation. I still think that as explanation, this is a big step forward.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/09/think-nobody-in-the-white-house-knows-how-to-explain-economic-policy/63844/