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Who thinks Obama wants the US to be more like France? Well he has a new hire...


Renowned French economist to join Obama’s team

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France’s Esther Duflo, a star economist who was once named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to help shape US global development policy.



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Duflo, who was raised in a “left-leaning Protestant” family, said she became aware of economic divides and social injustice at a very early age.

“I was always conscientious of the gap between my existence and that of the world’s poor,” she told weekly French magazine l’Express in a January, 2011 article. “As a child, I was extremely troubled by the complete randomness of chance that I was born in Paris to an intellectual, middle class family, when I could have just as easily been born in Chad. It’s a question of luck. It inspired in me a sense of responsibility.”








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LSUGrrrl
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re: Who thinks Obama wants the US to be more like France? Well he has a new hire...


Missed his chance to crate at least 1 job for an American.





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El Josey Wales
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Sad but true.






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re: Who thinks Obama wants the US to be more like France? Well he has a new hire...




IWNHI

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“As a child, I was extremely troubled by the complete randomness of chance that I was born in Paris to an intellectual, middle class family, when I could have just as easily been born in Chad. It’s a question of luck. It inspired in me a sense of responsibility.”


Rich White Guilt



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HonoraryCoonass
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re: Who thinks Obama wants the US to be more like France? Well he has a new hire...


He isn't even trying to disguise it any more.





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Tiger4Ever
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Outsourcing our economy.

Out-fricking-standing.






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Paradise13
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don't understand libs





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Shreveporter
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re: Who thinks Obama wants the US to be more like France? Well he has a new hire...


Seriously--he couldn't find a single American economist left-leaning enough for him with a little star power? I see these guys yammering all the time on CNN, FOX, even NPR. Why bring in someone who needs a green card? Is she just trying to escape France's onerous taxes like that homely actor who went to Russia?





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TheFolker
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re: Who thinks Obama wants the US to be more like France? Well he has a new hire...


Europeans are intelligent and stuff.





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cahoots
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Seriously--he couldn't find a single American economist left-leaning enough for him with a little star power? I see these guys yammering all the time on CNN, FOX, even NPR. Why bring in someone who needs a green card? Is she just trying to escape France's onerous taxes like that homely actor who went to Russia?



C'mon man. She's a professor at MIT and she's been living in the US for a while now.

Yall are always talking about how dumb liberals are. Great, but you should probably learn how to use Google first.






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TigerTattle
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Europeans are intelligent and stuff


Yeah, just look what a great job French economists have done for France.

/sarcasm







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LSUgusto
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she became aware of economic divides and social injustice at a very early age
Is this supposed to be some unique trait of hers?
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I was extremely troubled by the complete randomness of chance
Yeah, chance should be eliminated and delegated.
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It’s a question of luck. It inspired in me a sense of responsibility
No, it's a question of survival of the fittest, and it inspired in you a sense of contretemps.






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HonoraryCoonass
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C'mon man. She's a professor at MIT and she's been living in the US for a while now. 


She is a typical Obama hire: She's a socialist academic with not a single day of real-world, earn-your-keep, business experience.

Yes we can!!!!!






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cahoots
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Esther Duflo Ted Talk

Guys, watch this video. It's much more revealing (good or bad) than that article.



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cahoots
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She is a typical Obama hire: She's a socialist academic with not a single day of real-world, earn-your-keep, business experience.



Stop spouting off talking points. Debate her actual positions/theories/policies.






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HonoraryCoonass
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Stop spouting off talking points. Debate her actual positions/theories/policies.


She is a fricking socialist! Once we all agree on that, I don't give a shite about any other of her positions/theories/policies.






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cahoots
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She is a fricking socialist! Once we all agree on that, I don't give a shite about any other of her positions/theories/policies.



Nice






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Hope this goes better than John Law.( Father of Inflation France 1716)





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. “As a child, I was extremely troubled by the complete randomness of chance that I was born in Paris to an intellectual, middle class family, when I could have just as easily been born in Chad. It’s a question of luck. It inspired in me a sense of responsibility.”


Oh. My. fricking. God






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Shreveporter
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C'mon man. She's a professor at MIT and she's been living in the US for a while now.

Yall are always talking about how dumb liberals are. Great, but you should probably learn how to use Google first.


Who are you "y'all" you are lumping me in with? I'm pretty sure my post history on here is sparse and mostly devoid of spouting off about the intelligence of liberals. Regardless, though, I got you do my googlin' for me, so who's the smarty-pants NOW?






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