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Renowned French economist to join Obama’s team
france24.com ^ | January 6, 2013 | Aude MAZOUE

Posted on 01/06/2013 2:06:05 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

Duflo, who was raised in a “left-leaning Protestant” family, said she became aware of economic divides and social injustice at a very early age.

“I was always conscientious of the gap between my existence and that of the world’s poor,” she told weekly French magazine l’Express in a January, 2011 article. “As a child, I was extremely troubled by the complete randomness of chance that I was born in Paris to an intellectual, middle class family, when I could have just as easily been born in Chad. It’s a question of luck. It inspired in me a sense of responsibility.”

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1 posted on 01/06/2013 2:06:11 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

75% income tax rates coming right up!


2 posted on 01/06/2013 2:08:16 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What a sentient being.

And a tard. what a bunch of “I don’t deserve all this” horse puhtooty.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 2:12:40 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Chad

Paris

4 posted on 01/06/2013 2:19:23 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wee Wee!


5 posted on 01/06/2013 2:32:47 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Great another non citizen setting policy.
6 posted on 01/06/2013 2:37:39 AM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

7 posted on 01/06/2013 2:48:01 AM PST by No One Special
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To: No One Special
Yep, she most likely is, searching on her name generates some interesting associations.

There is no doubt that she is a flaming commie.

8 posted on 01/06/2013 2:59:58 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
While Duflo may feel that her privilege in life is the result of chance, President Obama’s intention to appoint her to his Global Development Council is not. Ever since completing her undergraduate studies at Paris’s prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure in 1994, Duflo has led a distinguished career, collecting numerous academic honours and awards along the way.

Translation:

Duflo knows nothing useful about economics.

9 posted on 01/06/2013 3:00:13 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: No One Special

She could have also been born on the Island of Lesbos...


10 posted on 01/06/2013 3:04:24 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Vendome

Amen to that. The conservative philosophy is: “I am grateful and humble for the advantages I have been given in life by the good fortune of my birth — and I am determined to at least pass those advantages on unimpaired.”


11 posted on 01/06/2013 3:28:46 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: Gaffer

“She could have also been born on the Island of Lesbos...”

She does have the attentive rictus of one who knows the subtleties of flannel shirts.


12 posted on 01/06/2013 3:48:59 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Frog princess with a guilt complex.

Perfect for Obama’s BS.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 3:59:07 AM PST by Venturer
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To: No One Special

Whoa::: That wasn’t a Silver Spoon in her mouth—it was an ugly stick.

That’s a man Baby.


14 posted on 01/06/2013 4:00:21 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Berlin_Freeper
France is doing so well we need his expertise
15 posted on 01/06/2013 4:01:14 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Gosh ... Have Americans been told the ways and knowledge of the French are superior to the ways and knowledge of Americans? Why not? Americans have been being told for decades, by our elected, the foreign ways and knowledge is superior. Now we have men and women, in government, to make, We the People, understand. Gonna get interesting, am going to say from here. Who would have thought? More huma and wieners, my fellow citizens?


16 posted on 01/06/2013 4:07:34 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

She’s a behavioral economist interested in finding out why the poor make the wrong decisions. So should welfare be in kind or in cash? You see the poor are a class (pre-proletarian?) and since we know what’s best for them, we just have to manipulate them into making the best choices. Who’s we you ask? Why that would be the government. It’s either arrogance or flat out stupid. But just think of how it will grow the economy with all the new government jobs required to figure it all out. And besides, we have to make everyone equal and proletarian so the glorious revolution can commence and the pre-proles were an obstacle. Well something like that anyways.


17 posted on 01/06/2013 4:12:46 AM PST by No One Special
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It’s a question of luck.

Oh really?

How much thought did you put into that opinion?

Perhaps there is far more involved than luck and you have missed the boat entirely.

...and in so doing, have distorted your destiny, your education, your possibilities, your outlook, feelings, and probably a number of other concepts.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 4:13:24 AM PST by wita
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To: No One Special

Looks like a prog duke. Simply give away her money and salary. It ain’t complicated, but it never happens. With pig progs, it is always about giving away someone else’s property.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 4:28:39 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That makes sense. Obama has real unemployment stabilized up at a level close to French unemployment, and he needs expert assistance to keep it there.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 4:37:18 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

French envy trendsetter...


21 posted on 01/06/2013 4:47:09 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Duflo’s research has largely focused on microeconomic issues in developing countries and looks at areas such as education, access to finance as well as health and policy evaluation...

If Obama's momma had a daughter...

22 posted on 01/06/2013 4:59:15 AM PST by MurrietaMadman
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Vive le redistribucion.


23 posted on 01/06/2013 5:10:27 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: No One Special

What breed is that dog, and why did you find it necessary to post a picture of it?


24 posted on 01/06/2013 5:20:00 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Berlin_Freeper

And another Dufuss has been added to the ALL dufuss gaggle that surround this fly-infested, America-hating, non-American sociopath’s retinue of idiots.


25 posted on 01/06/2013 5:56:25 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: No One Special

And she would have to be beautiful.

Heavy hitting on her by Obama’s circle of lesbians and other assorted sexes.


26 posted on 01/06/2013 5:57:44 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: No One Special

What an angry looking man she is.


27 posted on 01/06/2013 5:57:51 AM PST by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Just another unhappy, guilt-ridden Subaru driver who’s going to punish the productive and give to the impoverished to further her own twisted sense of equality.

Instead of plundering the wealth created through the sweat of others, maybe she could just write a check on her own account instead?


28 posted on 01/06/2013 5:57:51 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Whenever anyone labels themselves and their families as “intellectual”, head for the hills!


29 posted on 01/06/2013 5:58:06 AM PST by Twinkie (The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. Ps. 24:1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

             

30 posted on 01/06/2013 6:02:19 AM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: tomkat

I’d like to offer a big “Thank you” to all the pinheaded moron asshat degenerates who voted nobama to a second term as I struggle to find some humor in nobama’s drive toward the destruction of America. Thank you for possibly awakening people to the rank idiocy of socialism and liberalism.


31 posted on 01/06/2013 6:19:41 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Renowned? How come her name is not a household word? She’s a red-diaper baby, like Obama, and has a mind poisoned by Communism and unable to reason.


32 posted on 01/06/2013 6:28:02 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well isn’t this special.....an administration chock full of foreigners. Obama’s assembling his dream team for global governance.


33 posted on 01/06/2013 6:32:41 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Constitutional Patriot

“She” is a very handsome woman.


34 posted on 01/06/2013 6:53:21 AM PST by Herodes
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To: Berlin_Freeper

French liberal, to me, is discrediting. Hollande in France put in a 75-80% tax rate, enough that one of their leading actors went to RUSSIA for lower taxes.


35 posted on 01/06/2013 7:00:51 AM PST by tbw2
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To: Berlin_Freeper; All

Here’s the French antidote (written over 160 years ago) to this poison...

“The present-day delusion is an attempt to enrich everyone at the expense of everyone else; to make plunder universal under the pretense of organizing it.”

http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html


36 posted on 01/06/2013 7:22:14 AM PST by PGalt
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To: No One Special

Why are the leftist liberals so damn ugly?

Is it something in the liberal pie they eat daily?


37 posted on 01/06/2013 7:53:58 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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