Jason Furman

Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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Jason Furman is an economist and professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He is a former top economic advisor to President Obama.

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At the beginning of the week, President Trump said his authority was total. Now, he’s saying it's the governors' call when to reopen the economy.

Total authority? Not really

At the beginning of the week, President Trump said his authority was total. Now, he’s saying it's the governors' call when to reopen the economy.

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And a continuing government shutdown.

New year, new Congress

And a continuing government shutdown.

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...And you probably slept through both.

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...And you probably slept through both.

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