President Barack Obama Gives Stirring Speech in Moving Inaugural Ceremony

President Barack Obama took the oath of office at the public inaugural ceremony in Washington at noon today. His speech was a detailed call for a reform filled second term which will have broad appeal to the coalition of  American liberals, centrists and other key identity politics groups that he and his team have assembled to win his second term in office. His goal appears to be to ensure that his progressivism will be solidly established in American politics for decades to come. I wish him well . At the moment in global politics he is one of the few bright lights of hope and progressive vision that we have on the horizon. May his second term be one of accomplishment and a rising tide of progressive policy that brings hope and prosperity to the U.S.A. and world politics.

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About haroldchorneyeconomist

I am Professor of political economy at Concordia university in Montréal, Québec, Canada. I received my B.A.Hons (econ.&poli sci) from the University of Manitoba. I also completed my M.A. degree in economics there. Went on to spend two years at the London School of Economics as a Ph.D. student in economics and then completed my Ph.D. in political economy at the University of Toronto. Was named a John W.Dafoe fellow, a CMHC fellow and a Canada Council fellow. I also was named a Woodrow Wilson fellow in 1968 after completing my first class honours undergraduate degree. Worked as an economist in the area of education, labour economics and as the senior economist with the Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation for the Government of Manitoba from 1972 to 1978. I also have worked as an economic consultant for MDT socio-economic consultants and have been consulted on urban planning, health policy, linguistic duality and public sector finance questions by the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan,the cities of Regina and Saskatoon, Ontario and the Federal government of Canada. I have also been consulted by senior leaders of the British Labour party, MPs from the Progressive Conservative party, the Liberal party and the New Democrats on economic policy questions. Members of the Government of France under the Presidency of Francois Mitterand discussed my work on public sector deficits. I have also run for elected office at the municipal level. I first began to write about quantitative easing as a useful policy option during the early 1980s.
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