Publicado en el blog de Krugman del NY Times el 26 de noviembre de 2008:
"A thought I’ve had: there have been some complaints from movement progressives about the centrism/orthodoxy of Obama’s economics appointments. To some extent this was unavoidable, I think: someone like the Treasury secretary has to be an experienced hand who can deal with Wall Street, and I haven’t heard anyone proposing particular individuals with clearer progressive credentials to hold that position. (And for those of you wondering about yours truly — I’m temperamentally unsuited, have never had any desire for the job, and probably have more influence as an outside gadfly than I ever could in DC.)
But the Obama administration’s new economics advisory board would seem like a very good place to give progressive economists a voice. There are a number of excellent people whom Obama might not want to put in line positions but would be very much worth bringing in to offer well-informed alternative views. At the risk of insulting those I forgot to mention, I would think immediately of James Galbraith, Larry Mishel, Dean Baker, Jared Bernstein.Let’s see whether progressives do in fact get a seat at this particular table."
No obstante, el mejor Paul Krugman del NY Times lo encontraréis aquí.
Por su parte, Timothy Geithner siempre en el ojo del huracán, va con el sueldo. A continuación os pego un video en el que habla de los bancos zombies. Mejor zombies que muertos y enterrados, según Geithner:
¿Y en España...? Aquí el problema es que el zombie es el propio Estado.