Alan S. Blinder

(Alan Stuart Blinder)

Alan S. Blinder
Alan S. Blinder
  • Born: October 14, 1945
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Alan Stuart Blinder (born October 14, 1945) is an American economist. He serves at Princeton University as the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs in the Economics Department, and vice chairman of The Observatory Group. He founded Princeton's Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies in 1990. Since 1978 he has been a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also a co-founder and a vice chairman of the Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC. He is among the most influential economists in the world according to IDEAS/RePEc, and is "considered one of the great economic minds of his generation."

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... the Social Security trust fund is not spare money; it is spoken for. Budgets & Budgeting ;Elderly, Aging. Old Age, Social Security & Pensions
Countries trade with one another for the same reasons that individuals, businesses, and regions do: to exploit their comparative advantages. Foreign Trade
Despite all the political sound and fury, little service-sector offshoring has happened to date. But it may eventually amount to a third Industrial Revolution, and industrial revolutions have a way of transforming societies. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Free trade is good for all countries but not necessarily good for all peoples in all countries. Foreign Trade
Growth is good for this society as long as it doesn't pass the point of tripping off inflation. Development & Growth
If you call anything “big government”, Americans will be against it reflexively. Public Opinion & Polling
The financial system is drifting back to business as usual a bit to quickly …. We are starting to see risky behavior of the sort that people were scared of after the crises Regulation & Deregulation
The Industrial Revolution did not spell the end of agriculture, or even the end of food production, in the United States. It just meant that a much smaller percentage of Americans had to work on farms to feed the population.
The older I get, the less respect I have for the signals emitted by our vaunted speculative markets. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The world is interconnected and causations run in many directions at once. Minorities & Women
There is a large change coming in the jobs of America and competition from abroad. We should prepare for it rather than let history overwhelm us. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Transformation in the nature of work tend to brings wrenching social changes in their wake. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Transformations in the nature of work tend to bring wrenching social changes in their wake. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
We give lip service to the importance of deficit reduction, but Americans oppose every single thing that you might do to reduce the deficit. Budgets & Budgeting
You can count on the fingers of one hand, and you don’t need all of them, the number of people who went to jail for the Meltdown of 2008. This is in stark contrast to the Savings and Loan Scandal where 750 miscreants went to jail. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement