Maybe the best four-minute explanation of how screwed up our policies toward financially distressed firms have been. What does it say about us that The Daily Show is the best TV news program? That we are lucky to have The Daily Show. Watch it here.
Affiliation: Dartmouth College
Andrew Samwick is a professor of economics and Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
He is most widely known for his work on the economics of retirement, and his scholarly work has covered a range of topics, including pensions, saving, taxation, portfolio choice, and executive compensation.
In July 2003, Samwick joined the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, serving for a year as its chief economist and helping to direct the work of about 20 economists in support of the three Presidential appointees on the Council.
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