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US / Council on Jobs and Competitiveness set to end

In the “something you didn’t know existed that is now going away” category: The president’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is set to end tomorrow. It came together two years ago, to generate ideas and policies for accelerated job creation. I asked economist Gary Burtless at the Brookings Institution what he thought about the president’s jobs council calling it quits.

“Well, as probably more than one economist would remark to you, I didn’t even remember we had one,” he says.

Most of the American public would answer the same, though the 26 members of the council did include some big names, mostly CEOs from companies like GE, Intel and DuPont. Burtless says the general idea was to have leaders in the business community offer advice to the president on how jobs could be created more quickly with government help.

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