Pro And Con Views On A Second Stimulus

Based on the assumption that some of you can’t get your fill of the discussion about the need for more stimulus, here is a list from the New York Times of opinions both pro and con. It contains links so you can read to your heart’s content.

For a second stimulus:

  • Paul Krugman, Princeton economics professor and columnist for The New York Times
  • Robert D. Reischauer, president of the Urban Institute; director of the Congressional Budget Office, 1989-95
  • Lanny J. Davis, special counsel to President Bill Clinton, 1996-98
  • Warren Buffett, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway
  • Laura Tyson, chair of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and an outside adviser to President Obama
  • Labor leaders, including the A.F.L.-C.I.O. president, John Sweeney
  • Justin Wolfers, economics professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Freakonomics contributor
  • L. Randall Wray, economics professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Robert Solow, Nobel laureate in economics
  • Brad DeLong, a deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton administration and now an economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley

Against a second stimulus:

  • Tyler Cowen, George Mason University economics professor and blogger at Marginal Revolution
  • Bruce Bartlett, Treasury Department economist in the George H.W. Bush administration
  • Edward P. Lazear, chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers under George W. Bush, and a professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business
  • Phil Levy, American Enterprise Institute scholar and staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisers under both Presidents Bush
  • Martin Feldstein, Harvard economics professor and chairman of Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers, 1982-84
  • Alice Rivlin, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; founding director of the Congressional Budget Office; director of the Office of Management and Budget, 1994-96
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office; senior economic adviser to Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign
  • Dino Kos, managing director at Portales Partners LLC and former executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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