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  •  The petition is strange. (1+ / 0-)
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    corvo

    It's pro-qualified-female instead of pro-Yellin. And shouldn't it be pro-Romer, in any case? Seems like it's trying to have it both ways, and not really asking for anyone specific.

    It is unconscionable that Larry Summers—an architect and cheerleader for the financial deregulation that ruined our economy—would be appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve.

    Please do not appoint him, and instead consider this an opportunity to shatter a glass ceiling by appointing a qualified woman to this powerful position.

    "Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror."

    by GussieFN on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 03:56:17 PM PDT

    •  Yes, and while I think that having a woman (2+ / 0-)
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      side pocket, GussieFN

      run the Fed would be a grand idea, my first wish would be for someone who wasn't ignorant or contemptuous of basic principles of macroeconomics.  

      That would be a refreshing change, and more meaningful than having a different set of chromosomes execute the same failed economic policies.

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 04:10:59 PM PDT

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