How Not to Have a Debate on Obama’s Economic Team

Two things that are true: –The discussion of Larry Summers leaving his job as director of the White House Economic Council often failed to provide any sense of progressive criticism of his tenure, or of White House policy. (Republican criticism was well-represented, though.) –The Washington Post‘s “Topic A” op-ed features are often terrible. On Sunday (9/26/10) it all came together, with a Post “Topic A” discussion about the performance of Obama’s economic team. The Post got responses from former Bush economic adviser N. Gregory Mankiw andMcCain economics adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who are both unsurprisingly critical. The paper also sought comment […]