Isn’t Commerce The Private Sector?
- Posted by Jeff Carter
- on June 13th, 2012
Remember when Obama was going to appoint a “Team of Rivals” cabinet?
If you haven’t heard, the old Commerce Secretary has some health problems and had to step down. His replacement was named yesterday. Rebecca Blank has no private sector experience. None. What does that say about how the Obama administration views the private sector?
I always thought the Commerce Department was there to help and aid the private sector. How is she qualified? Or, is Obama’s view so narrow that they can’t get beyond thinking big government is the entire engine for the economy. Certainly, their policies have been targeted that way.
Here are her qualifications, her vitae. An academic. Brookings Institution, universities. Appointed positions. She looks a lot like a European bureaucrat.
By the way, all her publications-deal with fairness.
PUBLICATIONS — Books:
Changing Inequality. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2011.
Insufficient Funds: Savings, Assets, Credit and Banking Among Low-Income Households
(with Michael S. Barr). New York: Russell Sage Foundation. 2009.
(Co-editor with Barr and co-author on one article in the volume.)
Working and Poor: How Economic and Policy Changes are Affecting Low Wage Workers
(with Sheldon Danziger and Robert Schoeni). New York: Russell Sage Foundation. 2006.
(Co-editor with Danziger and Schoeni and co-author on two articles in the volume.)
Measuring Racial Discrimination (with Marilyn Dabady and Connie Citro). Washington,
D.C.: National Research Council, National Academy Press. 2004.
Is the Market Moral? A Dialogue on Religion, Economics, and Justice (with William
McGurn). Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution. 2004.
The New World of Welfare (with Ron Haskins). Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution. 2001.
(Co-editor with Haskins and co-author of two articles in the volume.)
Finding Jobs: Work and Welfare Reform (with David Card). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
2000. (Co-editor with Card and co-author of two articles in the volume.)
It Takes A Nation: A New Agenda for Fighting Poverty. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
How the heck is she going to work with corporations to expand their businesses when her entire academic career was spent trying to figure out ways to bully them and pick their pockets?
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