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We're getting job creation in healthcare and educational services. We've been getting that all along. It's demographically driven, it's funded by the government, and that's held up.

Our biggest challenge is to eliminate the popular perception that economists don't have anything useful to say.

Our economy isn't going to recover until the housing market finds its footing.

Potential home buyers have a two-step decision process. First, they determine whether they can afford to make a purchase - does their income safely cover their mortgage payment? Then they determine whether owning is a better financial choice than renting - are the costs of owning a home lower than the cost of renting it?

The most important point is, in a time of crisis, there is no way out but for the government to be bold and aggressive.

A home is still the biggest asset that most Americans own.

Buying a home wouldn't make much sense if house prices were likely to decline further; no one wants to catch a falling knife.

I only have two things in my life, my family and work. If there's any time left over, then I play sports.

I'm a registered Democrat.

I've done work for both Democrats and Republicans.

My policy is I will help any policymaker who asks, whether they be a Republican or a Democrat.

The biggest culprits in the housing fiasco came from the private sector, and more specifically from a mortgage industry that was out of control.

The extension and expansion of the payroll tax holidays for workers would be number one on my list and key to avoiding recession.

The principal linkages between Japan and the U.S. global economies are trade, financial markets, and commodity markets.

There are different flavors of recession. You can get into some pretty dark scenarios pretty quickly.

They called me the sexiest economist in America, and that was years ago, when I had hair and body mass and my teeth were shiny.

We need to get rid of the debt ceiling law. It's anachronistic and it's a problem.

Yes. I don't think it would be appropriate at this point to raise taxes on anyone, certainly not in 2011.

A housing renaissance has begun. This may be hard to believe after the dizzying, six-year-long crash in home sales, construction and house prices. But housing turned the corner last year, and it will take off in 2013.

Defaulting on the nation's debt would be cataclysmic. The U.S. Treasury's Aaa rating is the one constant in the world's financial system. When times are bad anywhere on the planet, global investors flock to Treasury bonds because they know they will get their money back.