When Peter Orszag announced that he was leaving the Obama White House to join a think tank, we had a feeling it wasn’t the last we’d heard from him. And now our suspicions have been confirmed: We’ll be hearing from him once or twice a month in the New York Times opinion pages. According to a Times press release, he “will cover a broad range of economic and domestic issues, including national fiscal policy, education, and health care.” Apparently, what that Times opinion section needs is another liberal-leaning economist to cheerlead for progressive economic policies from the White House — or one who provides another visible tie between the two institutions.
“It’s not a time to get complacent,” he says. “We have to remain disciplined going forward.”
But he says yesterday 779 died people and that is the highest number yet.