Peter Orszag may have dumped his pregnant girlfriend for a hot, young ABC correspondent in by no means the worst Democratic party scandal of 2009. But as every New Yorker knows, the best way to get even is to get better real estate.
The lithe Claire Milonas arrived on the arm of the lanky budget Read More
As expected, former White House budget director and occasional New York Times scribe Peter Orszag is joining Citigroup, the megabank announced today. He’ll be working in Citi’s Strategic Advisory Group, a high-level team of banking executives, as a vice chairman.
Says Dr. Orszag: “I am pleased to be joining Citi, with its unmatched Read More
Try New Things
Even though he’s left the Obama administration behind, former White House budget director Peter Orszag still finds himself in the unenviable position of preaching fiscal discipline amid a terrifying recession. Only now, he’s doing it for The New York Times.
The issue at hand: faced with a ballooning deficit even by the U.S.’s typically Read More
As evidenced by this Dana Milbank video on the Washington Post website, capitol reporters seem to have a more charitable view of Budget Director Peter Orszag’s curious sex appeal than toupee titan Joseph Paris did when he was quoted in this week’s Observer.
“He looks ridiculous!” Mr. Paris cried, when I pulled Read More
Among the many anxieties that hound a broadcast news division president in 2010 (the dangers of Afghanistan, the steady sucking away of viewers to cable TV, the heckling from Jon Stewart, etc.), the cries of media bias from conservative critics remains a constant irritation. Playing defense against allegations that so-and-so has lost his objectivity and Read More
Noam Scheiber, the columnist and senior editor at The New Republic, is writing a book about the Obama administration’s handling of the economic crisis. It will be published by the flagship imprint of Simon & Schuster and overseen by editor in chief Priscilla Painton, who acquired the book at auction last month. According to Ms. Read More
Not long ago, President Barack Obama finally got around to filling three of the top jobs at the Treasury Department that had been vacant since his inauguration.
But even afterward, one top financial job was left conspicuously unfilled—namely, the role of Economic Surrogate in Chief.
A good economic statesman—somebody who can crunch budget projections by Read More
At the brink of global ruin, many Americans suddenly seem willing to consider sensible ideas that were always deemed unthinkable, and to reject foolish notions that were once deemed brilliant. Soon we may be mature enough to observe how other developed countries solved problems that have baffled us for generations.
Nationalizing major banks, temporarily at Read More