Last Updated Nov 28, 2008 10:10 AM EST
Former Harvard President Lawrence Summers was recently named director of the National Economic Council for the incoming administration, and is likely to be highly influential.
So what will he advise? You can read it for yourself, in a September Op-Ed Summers penned for FT.com., written more than a month before the election. In it he supports:
- More, not less government investment in healthcare, energy and education.
- Tax relief to enable families to keep spending.
- Higher deficts, although with a concrete plan to reduce them.
- Planning to ensure the US is financially viable in the long run by addressing issues of entitlements and fiscal sustainability.