You're Hired! Chief Economic Adviser to Trump on What It's Really Like to Work in the White House

Casey Mulligan served as the chief of Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers from July 2018 to June 2019. During that time, he experienced a different version of the events that have made recent headlines (i.e., Ukrainegate) in other White House "tell-alls."Mulligan's new book, You’re Hired! Untold Successes and Failures of a Populist President, has much the same cast of characters as Bolton’s recent memoir, but it follows a very different script. Mulligan is an economics professor at University of Chicago and, as such, the focus of his book is on ideas – not attitude. However, we do learn a great deal about the personalities working behind the scenes, including that of the "Tariff Man" himself.

Professor Mulligan joins me this Sunday to tell the story of his time crafting analysis and advice on regulations, international trade, immigration and prescription drug policy for the President. A picture emerges of a politically incorrect president who has a hard time admitting he is wrong, but who also listens to his economic advisers (in most situations).

Hear from the man who has been called “the smartest man in the White House” how he used supply and demand to advance one of the biggest deregulatory pushes in recent history. Is Trump genuinely opposed to Washington insiders and special interests, or is it a self-serving act to appeal to his populist base?

We will compare the legacies of Reagan and Trump on the vital issue of international trade and will also discuss how the continuation of generous unemployment benefits is adding to the costs of pandemic and delaying economic recovery.

Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
image

Links: