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.

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