The Illustrious Enemies of Quantitative Easing

Impressive title? Founding Partner of Rosemont Capital LLC.

Government experience? Multiple roles in Iraq under George W. Bush.

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Impressive title? Senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Government experience? No.

Paul Singer at The New York Times DealBook Conference. (Photo: Thos Robinson/Getty Images)

Impressive title? Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

Government experience? Former Undersecretary of Treasury for International Affairs under George Bush, Jr.


Impressive title? Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

Government experience? He was a page at the House of Representatives during his high school career.

Impressive title? Cass Business School at City University London

Government experience? Wood has served as visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Fun fact: Apparent bow-tie enthusiast.

Cass Business School

Impressive title? T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

Government experience? Chaired the Council of Economic Advisors for George Bush senior.

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Impressive title? Senior Vice President of Equity Research at Rochdale Securities.

Government experience? Nope.


Impressive title? Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia University

Government experience? Sort of: He was on the 2000 International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, a committee tasked by Congress with figuring out how to improve the international banking system and development economics.

Impressive title? President and founder of Kynikos Associates, a hedge fund.

Government experience? Nope.

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Impressive title? Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Government experience? Associate Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget under Reagan.

Impressive title? Oh man, yeah. Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard, William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard, Senior Research Fellow at Oxford and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Government experience? Nope.

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Impressive title? Searle Freedom Trust Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

Government experience? Nah.


Impressive title? Editor, Grant's Interest Rate Observer.

Government experience? Nope.

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Impressive title? Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

Government experience? Former senior economist for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors.

Impressive title? How about "Philanthropist"?

Government experience? Not officially, although he is chairman emeritus of the Manhattan Institute.


Impressive title? Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty, James G. Boswell Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna.

Government experience? Former Federal Reserve Board economist in Washington, D.C.

Impressive title? President of the American Action Network Forum for Issues, Ideas and Innovation and a Commissioner on the Congressionally-chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

Government experience? Council of Economic Advisors under Bush, Jr., economic consultant for the 2008 John McCain campaign and others.

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Impressive title? Managing & Founding Principal, AQR Capital.

Government experience? No.


Impressive title? Founder of the Baupost Group.

Government experience? Nope.

Impressive title? Founder of The Weekly Standard (we leave it up to you whether that's impressive or not).

Government experience? He worked on some political campaigns, Daniel Patrick Moynihan's successful Senate run.

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Impressive title? None at the moment, but he's a former Chief Economist at Bear Stearns.

Government experience? He's former Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary under Reagan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Bush, Sr., and a failed candidate for Senate.


Impressive title? William D. Eberle Professor of International Economics at Stanford University

Government experience? Not that we can determine.

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