Daily Archives: September 27, 2010

The Obama administration began with an embarrassment of economic talent, but the surfeit is disappearing. Larry Summers will step down as director of the National Economic Council at the end of the year. This follows the departure of Christina Romer from the Council of Economic Advisers and Peter Orszag from the Office of Management and Budget. The turnover creates an opportunity – one which, critics say, Barack Obama should seize. The president, they argue, needs an economic-policy reset.

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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