WATCH: RealNews Interviews Obama’s Challenge Author Robert Kuttner

Posted on Monday, February 23rd, 2009 at 9:15 am by dpacheco

In this 2-part video interview, The RealNews Network talks to economist Robert Kuttner, whose prescient book, Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency, warned of the economic crisis and the need for a massive stimulative outlay from the government—spearheaded by this charismatic, popular, and influential president—before other economists even recognized the scale of the problem (and, indeed, before Obama had clinched his party’s nomination).

In it, Kuttner talks about why the current stimulus is a decent start (if not nearly enough), how Tim Geithner’s plan to rebuild the economic system exactly as it was is misguided at best, and why drastic times call for drastic measures.

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