Geeks vs. Nerds in Fight over Medicare: RJ Escrow
The recent Internet row between two of the government’s top financial analysts was a classic geeks vs. nerds contest, writes consultant, writer and analyst RJ Eskow. The showdown on the blogosphere began when Peter Orszag, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, accused Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf of going too far in his critical assessment of how much money savings a new Medicare advisory panel would generate (“a paltry $2 billion”) over the next ten years.
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