Lawrence Lindsey

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Born 1954-07-18
Peekskill, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Bowdoin College, Harvard University
Children 3
Spouse Susan Lindsey
Member of Phi Beta Kappa
Party Republican

Employment.png Director of the National Economic Council

In office
January 20, 2001 - December 12, 2002
Preceded by Gene Sperling
Succeeded by Stephen Friedman

Lawrence Lindsey is an American economist. He was fired after suggesting that the Iraq War could cost as much as $200 billion, in contrast to Donald Rumsfeld's preferred figure of $50 billion.[1] In fact, both numbers are underestimates by more than an order of magnitude - the total cost of the war is measured in trillions of US dollars.


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