Former President Bill Clinton speaking at the inaugural Robert S. Brookings Lecture (Credit: Paul Morigi)

Opinion

Creating jobs: Bill Clinton to the rescue?

May 25, 2016, Isabel V. Sawhill

At an event this past week, Hillary Clinton announced that, if elected, she planned to put Bill Clinton in charge of creating jobs. If he becomes the “First Gentlemen” -- or as she prefers to call him, the “First Dude,” – he just might have some success in this role.  The country’s very strong record of job creation during the first Clinton administration is a hopeful sign. (Full disclosure: I served in his Administration.)

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