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by Micah J. Fleck

More silver linings? Vice President Mike Pence has reportedly chosen a libertarian economist for a chief position in the new administration.

According to Politico:

Vice President Mike Pence has hired Mark Calabria, a libertarian advocate of free markets, as his chief economist, according to a Pence spokesman.

Calabria was director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute, where he was a prominent voice on financial and economic policy and an expert on mortgage and housing reform.

He gives President Donald Trump’s White House “a voice around the table that will give them their philosophical true North,” said Jim Parrott, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama’s National Economic Council.

Before joining Cato in 2009, Calabria worked for the Senate Banking Committee, where he handled housing, mortgage finance, economics, banking and insurance for then-ranking member Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).

His resumé includes stints at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders.

Now time will tell if something truly good comes from this decision and hire.


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Micah J. Fleck
Associate Editor

Micah J. Fleck has spent the past few years eviscerating right- and left-wing propaganda as an independent researcher and blogger, where he subsequently found his voice as a political commentator and prospective historical scholar. Mr. Fleck's words and interviews have since been featured in various publications including the National Review, Being Libertarian, and The College Fix. In his spare time, he is also a world traveler, musician, and photographer. Mr. Fleck currently studies the classics in New York City and hopes to one day become a professional academic - without the elitist baggage of academic inertia, of course. To support this author's work, visit his website.

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