Boskin: I Have a Lot of Strong Principles

The title suggests a position of great influence: chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. In the past few Administrations, however, those who held the post tended to wind up as voices in the wilderness rather than confidants in the Oval Office. But George Bush's choice for the post, Stanford University Professor Michael Boskin, 43, is a trusted adviser and an open- minded scholar who could help restore genuine authority to the job. Says Robert Litan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution: "For the first time in recent memory, the incoming chairman is someone who was deeply involved during...

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