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It's an interesting list - largely a collection of rich Wall St major players nobodies, with a few more famous names.

There's no one from GS, and my guess is they get the casting vote.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Aug 1st, 2013 at 08:41:37 AM EST
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There's only four actual economists on that list (Blinder, Cowen, DeLong, and Johnson).

I'm throwing out Cowen, because I've seen his argument for Summers.  It was entirely political and utterly incoherent.  Politics isn't irrelevant to the Fed, obviously, but the argument needs to be on the economics first and foremost.

I'm also throwing out DeLong, because he owes his entire career (academic and bureaucratic) to Summers, and he's clearly out to lunch on why people hate Summers.  Reading DeLong's responses to Krugman and others has been a sad experience.  I don't fault him for sticking up for his friend (I'd probably do the same), but he's basically spent all his time knocking down straw men.

Blinder and Johnson support Yellen.  2-0.

And anybody who cares what Lawrence Yun thinks about anything needs to be smacked.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Aug 3rd, 2013 at 09:20:15 AM EST
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Lawrence Yun is obviously praying for a new real estate bubble.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 3rd, 2013 at 10:19:28 AM EST
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