Trump’s new chief economist is known for arguing that US inequality isn’t an issue

Mar 01, 2017 - Quartz

According to multiple reports, the economist Kevin Hassett will be appointed as US President Donald Trump’s chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors. Hassett has been a professor at New York’s Columbia University, an advisor to former US President George W. Bush and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and is currently a senior researcher at the conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

He is also an inequality skeptic.

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