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Obama Economics (In English)

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Obama Economics (In English)

Obama Economics (In English)

Obama Economics (In English)

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Every once in a (long) while you sit down to hear an economic talk and are surprised to hear it delivered in plain English, with humor even.

And when it happens we try to post it for you. Here's Austan Goolsbee, chief economist of Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board talking this week at a conference hosted by The New Repulic.

Goolsbee gave his thoughts on the past year ("Jesus, I say that was a dog year if ever that was a dog year") on people who would cancel the stimulus ("I kind of think we're in loony land") and on what lies ahead for the economy.

Download the talk.