With Bill Moyers, Paul Krugman discusses President Obama’s choice for Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, as well as his reaction to public support for seeing Krugman himself in that job.
“The Secretary of the Treasury is not now going to be somebody who does deep thinking about the economy. There are people the president can call on for that, including outside economists, including Joe Stiglitz… including myself,” Krugman tells Bill.
“What the president needs right now is a hard-nosed negotiator. And rumor has it that’s what he’s got.”
Watch the full clip at the link. (Kos link, post by Bill Moyers.)