Thursday, March 4, 2010

Go Ask Alice...

You'd be hard pressed to do better.  I'm speaking, of course, of Alice Rivlin, whose birthday it is today. 

She is currently a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Her past accomplishments are many, but they include being the first director of the Congressional Budget Office, deputy director of the Office of Management of Budget, and governor (and vice-chair) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 

I had the pleasure of hearing her speak on a couple of occastions, both as vice-chair and as a Brookings fellow.  I have always been impressed by her intellect and her ability to connect with an audience, regardless of who is in it.

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