Peter Orszag

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Peter Orszag

Stiglitz protege

Joseph Stiglitz’s 2003 book The Roaring Nineties was described by Bloomberg News as “a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s blueprint to reshape the U.S. economy.”

Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, “mentored several members of Obama’s economic team, including budget director Peter Orszag, 40, and Jason Furman, 38, deputy director of the National Economic Council,” according to Bloomberg.[1]


Peter Orszag White House Budget Director,was an identified member of JournoList - an email group of approximately 400 "progressive" and socialist journalists, academics and "new media" activists.

JournoList members reportedly coordinated their messages in favor of Barack Obama and the Democrats, and against Sarah Palin and the Republican Party. JournoList was founded in 2007 and was closed down in early 2010.[2]

Obama appointment

In January 2009 Peter Orszag was nominated by the Obama administration for the position of Director in the OMB and confirmed in January 2009.[3]


  1. [ The Grasp of Socialist International (SI) By William F. Jasper Forcing Change, Volume 4, Issue 11, January 11, 2011]
  2. Free Republic: JournoList: 151 Names Confirmed (with News Organizations), July 30, 2010 (accessed August 2, 2010)
  3. Nominations and appointments