Economist Layoffs

Who would have thought long meetings about the economy could be so entertaining? During the past year, as the Bush Administration has wrestled with how to handle the downturn, the leaders of its economic team have often bickered so openly that aides have found themselves struggling to suppress snickers. Bush's top economic adviser, Larry Lindsey, and Glenn Hubbard, chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers, don't just tug at each other over whether or how to combat the slide in the stock market. They like a good roll in the dirt over such issues as the definition of a market bubble....

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