We have Austan Goolsbee on the show next. He was the architect of the Obama economic plan. I had him on the television show. I liked him a lot. He's wrong about economic policy, but I liked him a lot.
FLG almost crashed his car. Austan Goolsbee has three degrees in economics, two from Yale and one from MIT. He's a professor at the University of Chicago. As far as FLG knows, Hannity doesn't have a degree period, forget one in economics.
To be clear, FLG doesn't want to overemphasize credentials. He knows plenty of people who are knowledgeable about all sorts of topics who never graduated from college. But FLG has heard Goolsbee and Hannity talk about economics. Goolsbee is what FLG would describe as informed. Hannity spews talking points and says Ronald Reagan a lot. Anyway, FLG had to hear this.
Somewhat unfortunately, it turned out as FLG had expected. Hannity got his ass handed to him. FLG actually laughed when Hannity said he's surprised Goolsbee came on his show again. FLG isn't. Even if Hannity is a hostile host, Goolsbee is so much more knowledgeable about basically everything that the first thing that came to mind as FLG listened was the O'Hara fight in Enter the Dragon, which begins with O'Hara breaking a piece of wood and Lee responding that "Boards don't hit back."