Larry Kotlikoff
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He’s the one who doesn’t answer to Clinton or Trump—or conventional political interests

Because the 2016 Presidential race wasn’t complicated enough already, a prominent but far-from-household-name economist named Laurence Kotlikoff announced that he’s throwing his hat into the ring as a write-in contender to be commander-in-chief.

He’s got some positions that both conservatives and liberals can agree with, which means he’s also got some opinions both camps strongly disagree with—which makes his already long-shot candidacy even more so. (You can download and read his full platform at kotlikoff2016.com.)

Kotlikoff, a Boston University economics professor, is an expert on Social Security and co-author of a best-selling book on how people can maximize their benefits. Kotlikoff is a deficit hawk who rails against what he calls the “fiscal gap,” but holds views on social issues such as gay marriage, abortion, and marijuana legalization that are at odds with the GOP platform—if not necessarily with its presumptive presidential nominee.   Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »