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  • Former Obama economic adviser Alan Krueger dead at 58 [Top Clinton & Obama Advisor]

    05/05/2019 10:34:26 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 65 replies
    Alan Krueger, a Princeton University economist who served as a top adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, died Saturday, according to the university. The 58-year-old committed suicide, his family said in a separate statement released by the school Monday. “It is with tremendous sadness we share that Professor Alan B. Krueger, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and Princeton professor of economics took his own life over the weekend,” the family said. “The family requests the time and space to grieve and remember him.” Krueger served as a Labor Department economist under Clinton, then as a top Treasury official...
  • Why did Obama and Clinton economic adviser, 58, take his own life ...

    03/19/2019 3:29:50 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:49 EDT, 19 March 2019 | Updated: 15:51 EDT, 19 March 2019 | By Jennifer Smith and Associated Press and Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    The suicide of Alan Krueger, a former Obama and Clinton adviser who killed himself this weekend, has shocked the worlds of politics and business where he was universally revered. Krueger, 58, had a new book coming out in June and was still a member of faculty at Princeton University in New Jersey. He lived at home with his wife Lisa, with whom he has two children, Benjamin, 28, and Sydney, 26. He is survived by them, his elderly parents and siblings. The family confirmed that he killed himself in a statement that was released by Princeton on Monday but no...
  • Alan Krueger, former White House economist, dead at 58 from suicide

    03/18/2019 4:32:15 PM PDT · by John W · 121 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | March 18, 2019 | Gina Salamone
    Alan Krueger, a Princeton University economist and a top adviser under two Presidents, has died at age 58 after taking his own life. “It is with tremendous sadness we share that Professor Alan B. Krueger, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and Princeton professor of economics took his own life over the weekend,” a statement from his family reads. “The family requests the time and space to grieve and remember him. In lieu of flowers, we encourage those wishing to honor Alan to make a contribution to the charity of their choice.” His passing was initially announced Monday by Princeton, which...
  • Obama to prod Congress on jobs

    08/29/2011 3:42:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 08/29/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    President Obama formally announced that Alan Krueger will be his newest economic adviser Monday morning, also suggesting in a Rose Garden statement that he’s about finished with his jobs plan that he’ll announce next week. "I will be laying out a series of steps that Congress can take immediately to put more money in the pockets of working families and middle-class families,
  • White House to nominate Krueger as top economist

    08/29/2011 5:33:23 AM PDT · by sunmars · 71 replies
    President Barack Obama on Monday will announced he has chosen Princeton University labor economist Alan Krueger to become the top White House economist, a White House official said. Krueger would succeed Austan Goolsbee as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. The decision comes as Obama prepares to unveil a jobs package in a speech planned for shortly after the September 5 Labor Day holiday. With U.S. unemployment at a stubbornly high 9.1 percent and amid fears the economy could slide back into recession, Obama is under pressure to show he is doing all he can to bolster growth. Goolsbee,...
  • Barack My Science Mag

    11/13/2009 11:00:23 AM PST · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 327+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 13, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Barack My Science Mag Bethany Stotts, November 13, 2009 Do political leaders who alienate other nations increase the probability of a terrorist attack against their homeland? Recent research conducted by then- Princeton University professor Alan Krueger and Czech professor Jitka Malečková suggests that it does. (Prof. Krueger joined the Obama Administration as the Assistant Secretary of Economic Policy in May of this year). In their Science study, Krueger et al. compared Gallup public opinion polls with the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) database, finding that a 20% increase in “the disapproval rate of a country’s leaders” (one standard deviation) correlated with...
  • WSJ: Job Slayers - Kennedy's minimum wage hikes aggravates poverty problem.

    08/29/2005 5:06:29 AM PDT · by OESY · 9 replies · 846+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 29, 2005 | Editorial
    Buried within the good news in the recent U.S. job creation report is one sobering statistic: Unemployment among America's teenagers remains stubbornly high at 16%. Even more frustrating is that the jobless rate for African-American teens is close to 33%.... To be sure, many of these teens aren't aggressively searching for jobs.... But what seems equally clear is that teens and unskilled workers face barriers to entry when they attempt to join the job market for the first time. The scandal here is that these barriers are created in large part by liberal policymakers who claim to represent the best...
  • NYP: BREEDING TERROR -- Democracy can be dangerous (Thanks, but I'll take political freedom.)

    12/22/2004 6:15:01 AM PST · by OESY · 6 replies · 380+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2004 | ALBERTO ABADIE
    Since 9/11, much of the political and media debate on terrorism-prevention policies has focused on the notion that poverty creates terrorism. The presumption of a strong link between poverty and terrorism wasn't totally unjustified. After all, economists and political scientists have documented a consistent link between adverse economic shocks and the outbreak of civil war. And since terrorism is another manifestation of political conflict, many reasoned that poverty and adverse economic conditions could help to explain terrorism's rise.... It turns out, that all things equal, there was no evidence that poor countries generate more terrorism. Then, last year, the World...
  • "That Shiniqua S--t": Affirmative Action and the Blogosphere

    04/03/2003 10:53:24 AM PST · by mrustow · 50 replies · 834+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 3 April 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    Toogood Reports [Thursday, April 3, 2003; 12:01 a.m. EST]URL: http://ToogoodReports.com/ Early last June or so, I discovered what Bill Quick, himself a major "blogger" who maintains the Daily Pundit, had dubbed "the blogosphere." It was an article in the New York Times, of all places, that informed me about this new cyber-system. What the hey, I'm not embarrassed (well, not overly so) to confess to finding something in the Times. "Blog" is a contraction of "web log." Since the craze began in response to 911, using newly invented technology which permitted one to turn one's computer screen into a cyber-ticker...